Guidance on working temperatures and useful information about what happens to mortars in cold weather.
To mark the start of the festive season, and on the back of our similar well-received promotion last year, we are now offering 10% discount off our range of Beeck Internal Mineral Paints.
Cornerstone Wintermix, frost resistant within 10 days. Special offer to get you started: 20% off retail until the end of January.
We have three training days approaching
Whilst winter is not the optimum time for working with lime, we have put together a list of tips that will hopefully help.
With the launch of Cornerstone, our new range of dry, ready mixed breathable mortars, we would like to offer you a brand new CPD:
Cornish Lime – trusted lime experts and the largest manufacturer and supplier of lime products in the country – has developed a new bespoke range of traditional and contemporary dry-mix mortars.
Last year we started a building a custom factory on our site here in Bodmin, Cornwall with the aim of offering new products and services including a range of dry, bagged ready mixed hydraulic lime mortars and a wide range of kiln dried sands in volume quantities.
The factory is now fully live and has begun manufacturing our new range of Cornerstone Drymix mortars. Cornerstone now includes Drymix, Promix and Newbuild ranges each appropriate for different uses. Our in-house Engineers, Surveyors and Chemists are rapidly expanding the Cornerstone range to make it suitable for all kinds of building work whether it be restoration or contemporary consruction. Please get in touch if you have any queries or want to learn more about what this new plant now allows us to offer.
We are delighted to announce that we have been assessed and certified as having met the requirements of ISO9001 for the Manufacture & Supply of Non-Hydraulic Lime Putty and the supply of Hydraulic Limes.
We are holding a full day practical lime rendering and plastering day various dates this year. Your tutors for the day will be Phil Brown and Sean Wheatley. Sean is a time served plasterer and has been practicing his craft for 35 years across all manner of materials, but now specialising in lime plastering both flat and decorative work. Sean has been rightfully recognised as one of the best in the business, having been awarded two years running, in 2013 and 2014 for his exemplary work on historic plaster ceilings in the region, by the AIS FPDC for Internal plasterwork. Phil Brown is the MD of the Cornish Lime Company and has a wealth of both knowledge and experience when working with older buildings.
We are now offering a new CPD talk devoted to understanding mineral paints and their use both inside and out on old and new build. True mineral paints offer breathability and long life. With paint companies offering many different claims our presentation and demonstration will give you the information to allow you to evaluate which paint to specify on different backgrounds. The information provided will help you to avoid compromising new wall build ups and renovation schemes with inappropriate finishes.
We are delighted to have won the Duke of Cornwall's 2012 award for promoting traditional skills and developing business skills in young people in the area.
Over a period of several months Hadlow Tower has been restored by Paye Stonework using our Prompt cement.
Cornish Lime were pleased to be able to provide lime training at The Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel with the support of the Princes Regeneration Trust and Carrek Historic Building Conservation. The events ran on the 2nd and 9th November and were open to anyone who would like to attend. The two days training were fantastically successful and we had some great feedback. Special thanks to the guys from the Princes Regeneration Trust who helped to organise these days.
Cornish Lime pride ourselves on the information and assistance available to our customers. We regularly hold lime training sessions, CPD sessions for building professionals, product sessions for our customers, bespoke training and seminars for organisations such as RIBA, RICS and ICE and we work closely with the local schools and colleges offering training as part of their course. We believe passionately that the key to preserving the regions' built heritage is to educate those who will be caring for it. Please contact us if you need assistance or advice on your project.