Frequently asked questions
What is limecrete?
Limecrete is a combination of natural hydraulic lime and lightweight aggregate which can be used as an alternative to concrete. This creates a breathable floor slab with a certain amount of flex.
We never include any cement or admixtures in our limecrete. This would negate the breathability.
What are the benefits to the building of using limecrete?
Limecrete is breathable. It behaves in a similar way to other natural building materials such as timber, straw and earth. Water vapour can escape through limecrete. If you have a waterproof floor and breathable walls water vapour would tend to travel up the walls, damaging them.
Limecrete is widely specified by architects to protect ancient buildings. We are fully insured to carry out work on listed properties.