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Cornish Lime Forum

Cornish Lime believes we have a duty of care to help protect our built heritage and to share our knowledge and experience with our customers, whether they be trade, professionals or members of the public.

This forum is a place to help others, provide opinions and to ask questions. Please don't be afraid to get involved. Please bear in mind that while we will try to give helpful advice to anyone, each application is different and everyone has different methods.

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  • Payment & collection

    Can I buy and pay online and get a friend to collect?...

  • Cornish granite delivery

    Hello Looking to cover an area in Cornish granite to a depth of 1.5in over 16x12ft I've worked out I will need around 1.2 tonnes, in terms of delivery cost would I be paying for one bag or two ? ......

  • Fungicidal wash

    Hi, I am about to paint the front of my cottage. It was re- rendered in a lime based mortar a year ago, and it looks good. I did the side of the cottage last year with an Earth Born......

  • Insitu cove

    What lime should be used to mix with casting plaster to run a length of cove insitu. Can you help me please. Regards Craig...

  • Cornerstone Drymix NHL 3.5 CLD45 Mortar 1:3 mix

    Is this product suitable for re-pointing interior granite walls which will then be lime washed? I don't want the pointing to look too coarse as it will be visible....

  • Courses

    Hello Do you plan to have training courses this autumn and winter? If so, when?...

  • delivery

    Hi I live in Torquay Devon, do you deliver to this area? Thanks...

  • Grainy lime putty

    Hi all, can anyone advise on lime putty please? I've used it for years and always found it gets creamier with age. However, I bought a batch of 6 tubs recently and have found that 2 of these are dryish......

  • Masonary paint

    Hi, I need to repaint a modern (mid 1980s) house over existing masonry paint, what type/brand I have no idea as it is a second hand house. The rest of the wall construction from the outside in is concrete render......

  • Stone walling

    How much do u estimate 1 bag of sand to build ( 4"cut stone )allowing for a 5 to 2 mix , I need enough for 130m2 Many thanks Wayne...

  • Hempcrete as a Sustainable Building Material?

    Hello, I'm an interior design student from Falmouth. I'm very interested in the use of sustainable building materials, particularly hemp and hempcrete. My previous project was about removing the stigma behind marijuana. I was hoping you could answer some questions? ......

  • What paint can I use for the exterior of my listed building?

    I have a Grade II* listed house that has cement render (over brick and earlier render that was originally ashlar-scored) and many layers of paint applied. The render appears to be sound, so we intend to leave it alone for......

  • Granite Chippings Coverage?

    I need to put granite down and need it to cover 23 metres of land in total, how much should I order (1 tonne or more?) how quickly could you get it delivered to Perranporth? Thanks very much...

  • Barn Conversion Thermal Insulation?

    we will be converting an 19thc bank barn in the Autumn. Rather than board the walls for insulation purposes, we are wondering if you supply a thermal lime product? If not, do you recommend any other product?...

  • Interior painting of stone mullions?

    Hi, This is a bit of a vague question but looking for a bit of advice. Our house built in about 1983 has stone mullion window surrounds. We purchased the house in 2012 and all was decorated. Some of the......

  • Lime plaster on riven lath?

    Do you keep in stock riven lath. Enough for 5sq m...

  • Lime putty Mmx for tuckpoint ribbon

    Hello Folks I have a front elevation of a red brick Edwardian terrace which needs in its entirety reporting in a tuck-point - a red backstop mortar with black putty ribbon inlay. Could you offer some advice on the......

  • Lime putty mix for tuck pointing ribbon

    Hello Folks I have a front elevation of a red brick Edwardian terrace which needs reporting in a tuck-point - a red backstop mortar with black putty ribbon inlay. Could you offer some advice on the knocking up of......

  • Painting an exterior retaining wall

    In my garden I have a long exterior retaining wall (holding back earth). It is currently a brownish finish. I'd like to paint it - but not in a block colour. I was thinking a sort of 'wash' / 'chalky......

  • White pebbles 20-40mm

    Do you have these in stock and how quickly can you deliver them please?...

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