Damp & salt control

Lime is the oldest construction mortar known to man used to bind together a coat walling foams made from stone, brick, straw and earth. Lime is experiencing a renaissance due to the modern methods of production that have erased the common perception that it is an archaic process.In the attahed file we hope to show you how our lime products can be used to provide solutions for breathable damp and salt control for walls & floors along with tackling penetrating damp problems from defective plinths, render façades , exposed pointing and parapets that are often found  with  our older building stock & Listed buildings . As well as solving the common problems with historic buildings it is still possible to create traditional aesthetics that are suited to Historic buildings.



Unilit Hydrophobic lime render plaster [...]
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Water control

Lime products can also be used together with modern day type C waterproofing systems for work in basements, cellars & Under street vaults of Listed buildings and to create a traditional aesthetics even in areas that suffer from high hydrostatic water.

By combining the unique performance of Cavity Drain Membrane with Unilit natural hydraulic lime renders and plasters Telling Lime Products have created a system that has the possibilities of recreating traditional aesthetics with the controlling water ingress under hydrostatic pressure.

The primary function of the system is to provide protection of the inhabitants form the effects of flooding in today’s rapidly changing climate, as it must also:

  • Create an internal environment that is healthy, air and watertight
  • Meet ever improving standards of performance
  • Offer a pleasing architectural aesthetic within its environment
  • Be made from a sustainable and recycled source
  • Contribute to targets for carbon neutrality
  • Be compatible with modern methods of construction
  • Comply with current national building codes
Lime and Membrane Guide 2013.pdf
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