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Lime  mortar  is a type of mortar composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand, mixed with water. It is one of the oldest known types of mortar, dating back to the 4th century BC and widely used in Ancient Rome and Greece, when it largely replaced the clay and gypsum mortars common to Ancient Egyptian construction.

With the introduction of ordinary portland cement  during the 19th century the use of lime mortar in new constructions gradually declined, largely due to cements ease of use, quick setting and compressive strength. However the soft, porous properties of lime mortar provide certain advantages when working with softer building materials such as natural stone and timber. For this reason, while cement continues to be commonly used in brick and concrete construction, in the repair of older, stone-built structures and the restoration of historical oak timber framed buildings, the use of cement has largely been discredited.

Despite limes enduring utility over many centuries, lime mortar's effectiveness as a building conservation material has not been well understood, time-honoured practices were based on tradition, folklore and trade knowledge, vindicated by the vast number of listed buildings that still remain standing. Only during the last few decades has empirical testing provided a scientific understanding of limes remarkable durability.

BUILDING CONSERVATION WITH LIME
Here are pictures taken of restoration conservation to very
old traditional wattle and daub panels, luckily unspoilt in time.

Traditional lime mortars, lime plasters and lime washes have been
used in the renovation of these panels, helping to preserve the history
of this Grade 2 Listed Oak Frame Building for many years to come.
RESTORATION WITH LIME
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