5 Reasons why our volumetric batch mixer lorries are incredible!

1. We have 2! sally Scania and Ronnie Renault. They are driven by our amazing and experienced drivers Richard and Peter.

2. They mix the correct ratios of lime and aggregate – no person forgetting how many buckets of material they have loaded in!

3. Limecrete ingredients are forced through an auger to combine them – this stops the lime balling together as can happen in a conventional drum mixer, reducing mixing time and ensuring consistency.

4. We travel all over Great Britain mixing limecrete for our team to lay or for others who are laying it themselves!

5. Reduced waste and mess on site – as the lorries mix as they go, there is no need to over order.

Spotlight on our team 🌟

Sarah Woodger is our Director of Operations, our company Mum, and our style queen 👑

Sarah has worked with The Limecrete Company since March 2015 and is incredibly enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable about Limecrete Flooring and its benefits.

She is logical, forward thinking, creative and runs our company with integrity and authenticity.

Sarah is always willing to answer any questions or queries people may have, and runs our online CPD sessions.

Outside of work, Sarah’s interests include, spending time with her friends and family, collecting vintage clothing, music, dancing and playing scrabble.

Spotlight on our fabulous team

Stephen and Carol Catchpole – Owners and Directors of The Limecrete Company

Stephen and Carol Catchpole are a husband and wife team and owners of The Limecrete Company since 2020. They both love the ethos of the product and knowing the huge benefits that a limecrete floor can make to a property.

Stephen, MD and also a farmer, has a practical and logical mind. He is our chief fixer and responsible for keeping the wheels turning!

Carol has been instrumental in streamlining our company and bringing in efficiencies. Carol is our marketing guru and motivator with a mind for further growth!

In their spare time Stephen and Carol like to explore new places, walk and cycle. Stephen plays squash and Carol rides. A huge highlight for them last year was travelling to Canada, hearing whale song and seeing bears.

10 Magic Ingredients to building a Limecrete Floor 🌟

RFG – This creates a load bearing substrate. It insulates and forms a capillary break. It is also a sustainable material made of a waste product.

Geotextile Membrane – This separates the substrate and limecrete from the insulation layer.

Aggregate – Depending on the requirement this would generally be a sharp sand or 0-15mm pumice.

Geogrid – When using UFH this provides a grid for the pipework to be attached to.

Fibres – 6mm polypropylene fibres help to increase the strength of the limecrete and decrease cracking.

Cork or Foam Edge – This essential detail separates the wall from the limecrete, ensuring no thermal bridge and that both have their own independent moisture vapour transfer.

Water – As the lime we use is NHL5, the addition of water initiates the hydraulic set. Limecrete is ready for light footfall after 72 hours.

Lime – We use NHL5, the strongest of the natural hydraulic limes, which ensures the strength that is required for ground bearing slab is created.

Volumetric mixer – Mixes Limecrete with consistency, speed and efficiency.

Our fantastic team 💖 – Hardworking, passionate and highly regarded!

3 Steps towards a limecrete floor in The Great Barn

Here is clearly displayed the first 3 stages of a limecrete floor in this wonderful old clay barn in Wiltshire

Ready for the terram to be laid on top of the soil to create a clear barrier between soil and recycled foam glass. This will prevent any moisture wicking through the recycled foam glass into the limecrete.

Here the recycled foam glass has been laid over the terram, with the sides lapped up slightly.

All ready for the under floor heating pipes to be clipped into place by the customer’s heating company. We will return soon to lay 100mm screed.


covid 19 statement The health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with and for us, as well as the general public, is always our priority.

The COVID-19 crisis is continuously evolving, and we will continue to develop our approach. We are reviewing our work practices and guidelines to ensure best possible working practices on a weekly basis.

We are adhering to government guidelines in all of the work that we do and we are ensuring that the sites we work on are able to follow Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures

We have phased our works and are assessing each job with a covid 19 specific risk assessment to ensure we are able to phase our works accordingly

We are currently operational but have reduced staff levels both on the job and in the office, we appreciate your support and patience with us during this unprecedented time.

The Limecrete Company

Hempcrete FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is hempcrete environmentally friendly?
Hempcrete is carbon negative. A 300mm hemcrete® wall absorbs in its construction 40kg per m2 CO2. A typical brick and block wall emits 100kg giving a net benefit of 140kg. We use British hemp. Hempcrete is also recyclable at the eventual end of the life of the building.

How strong is hempcrete?
Hempcrete is not load bearing. In a wall the loads are supported by the frame around which it is applied. As hempcrete is lightweight and improves the strength of the timber it encases, lightweight frames and foundations may be considered. Our test cubes have given strengths of 1N/mm2 at 35 days and 2.4N/mm2 at 215 days.

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Hempcrete Factsheet

Hempcrete is a combination of chopped hemp shiv and binder comprising of natural hydraulic lime and a small amount of cement. It is firm and self insulating. Hempcrete is suitable for uses such as timber frame infill,
insulation and, with the addition of aggregate, floor slabs. Hemp is a renewable biomaterial and lime is an abundant quarried material.

Hempcrete regulates the temperature and humidity of a building; in some cases completely eliminating the need for heating and cooling systems, resulting in huge energy savings. Hempcrete is carbon negative and the obvious choice for buildings aiming to achieve a low carbon footprint and the highest sustainable building code levels.

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