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The Fight to Reduce Embodied Carbon

When choosing Lime Mortar, the reasurance of knowing, there is a guarantee of offsetting carbon emissions when compared to cement, is a sound choice for the present and the future.

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One early stage material choice could reduce embodied CO2 production by 97%

Specifying a factory manufactured, quality controlled, pre-mixed lime mortar, is a viable alternative to a cementitious mortar and its production results in up to 97% less embodied CO2.

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Modern day Lime Mortar has an important role to play in the future of construction!

Choosing lime-based building products is a wise decision for achieving, truly sustainable architecture.

The reasurance of knowing there is a guarantee of offsetting carbon emissions when compared to cement, is a sound choice for the present and the future.

Overall, the use of lime mortar provides numerous environmental benefits, as well as a superior aesthetic appeal, compared to its cementitious based counterparts.

PRODUCTION IMPACT COMPARISON

Cement has largely shaped the modern built environment but it single-handedly accounts for about 8% of all global carbon emissions. Although the industry is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact, we really should be building with an eco-friendly, sustainable option that is available now!

Cement Mortar Production

Production of 1Tonne of Cement Mortar = 165.9kg CO2

Hydraulic Lime Mortar Production

Production of 1Tonne of Lime Mortar = 13.58kg CO2

Lime mortar continues to further absorb 5kg of that CO2 produced during carbonation (the curing process).

We all have a role to play

It is quantatively evaluated, that the use of eco-friendly materials in place of existing construction materials, significantly reduces carbon footprint and energy consumption.

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Environmentally friendly, sustainable Construction Mortars, Pointing Mortars and Screed

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Mortar Sample Packs

Sample packs containing our range of Hydraulic Lime Mortar colours.

ON-DEMAND CPD 

On demand CPD covering 'Cement-free, Hydraulic Lime Mortar & its Benefits'.

Design Guide 

Produced to aid Architects & Structural Engineers when designing masonry walls.

Coverage Calculators

Coverage calculators to estimate your projects Lime Mortar requirements.

Specifier Information

'Tender ready' copy and paste NBS Specification documents .

Knowledgebase

A growing resource of general information and Lime based articles.