Limelite mortars - helping revive York's historic Guildhall

The ambitious and challenging £21.7m project to refurbish and remodel York’s 15th-century Guildhall and adjoining building required heritage building materials that would complement the existing structure. The client chose Limelite Heritage Lime Mortar which is perfect for renovating or sympathetically extending or upgrading historic buildings and is available in six colours to complement existing materials.

As well as matching the visual aesthetic, the flexibility of Limelite Heritage Lime Mortars allow for slight movement and thermal expansion throughout the life of the building and reduce the risk of cracking. They can also reduce the need for expansion joints to improve the final appearance and along with the ready-to use pre blended formula, reduce build time for the contractor. Lime mortars are also breathable, allowing moisture to naturally evaporate and reducing the risk of trapped moisture and mould growth. This would also help the long-term performance of the building on this naturally humid river-side location.

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