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Lime Mortar

Lime mortar was used for the restoration of St Pancras station

Lime has been used in the construction of buildings for over 2000 years and can still be seen on the most iconic historical landmarks across the world, such as the Great Wall of China, the Houses of Parliament and the Rome Colosseum.

Why use Hydraulic Lime Mortar?

Lime mortar is a natural accompaniment to handmade bricks, not only for its attractive finish and appearance, but also because of the many unique advantageous properties over cement.

Key Benefits

  • Flexibility
    Lime mortar is weaker than bricks, masonry and stones, yet it is able to support the full weight of a structure, allowing buildings to flex and move.
  • Breathability
    Lime allows moisture to evaporate and walls to breathe.
  • Absorbs Co2
    When the curing process starts lime begins to re-absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Less Movement
    Using lime mortar can decrease the need for and frequency of expansion joints.
  • Increased Longevity & Durability of Brickwork
    Any moisture within the brickwork is allowed to escape naturally, reducing the risk of frost damage and ‘blowing’ of brick faces.
  • Recyclability
    The use of lime mortar enables masonry to be recycled at the end of the building’s life.

Heritage Lime Mortars

Developed in partnership with Limetec, our Heritage range of hydraulic lime mortars offer an authentic solution to period property renovation, and work perfectly with new builds. This range has been designed with specific conservation areas in mind to offer a variety of beautiful bespoke colours.

The Heritage Range of Lime Mortars by Imperial Bricks


Download our guide to Hydraulic Lime Mortar

Want to find out more about our range of lime mortars? Complete the form on this page or contact us on 01952 750 816 or sales@imperialbricks.co.uk