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Expansion Joints and Sublime® Insulated Limecrete Floor
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 3 May 2018

Our research has suggested that the considerations applicable to cementitious concrete with regard to expansion joints are not applicable to lime-based concretes. Hydraulic Lime generates little heat during the initial chemical hydraulic set and limecrete has a good flexural strength to compressi......

Level changes in a Sublime Floor
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 11 May 2018

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sublime® Insulated Limecrete Floor
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 7 Jul 2016

Our original motivation in the mid-1990s was to develop a flooring system to replace the earth and broken flagstone floor in our Georgian kitchen. We already understood the importance of 'breathing' buildings and the role of lime in achieving this in old buildings and so we did not want to interr......

Why should I use a Ty-Mawr sublime® insulated floor?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

Ty-Mawr has been designing and supplying floors since 1999. Thousands of floors have been supplied for everything from humble cottages to churches and cathedrals to commercial premises all over the UK, and abroad. ...

How do you lay the Ty-Mawr sublime® Limecrete Floor System?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 8 Aug 2016

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Advantages of Limecrete vs Concrete
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 2 Feb 2017

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Can I install a Sublime Limecrete Floor with shallow foundations?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 9 May 2017

Yes, you can – with the correct detailing and considerations, Sublime floors can be installed in these situations. We supply many floors to buildings with limited or no foundations such as barns....

How does it meet building regulations?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

Our floor systems have LABC Registered Details and can be designed to meet Parts A, C and L of the current building regulations but this is only applicable to every floor being specifically designed and supplied by Ty-Mawr. In almost every situation a floor can be designed for a particular purpos......

What if I need to install a Radon barrier?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

If you live in a Radon risk area building control may insist that you install a Radon barrier within you floor build-up. Go to www.ukradon.org to view a map of your area....

Do I need a damp proof membrane?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

It is now widely recognised that polythene membranes, when installed into existing buildings, have the potential for forcing any moisture which collects beneath the membrane sideways until it reaches the existing masonry where it will be able to rise within the wall structure. This situation is o......

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