“The Lime Handbook” has been written and produced by Nigel and Joyce Gervis, founders of Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. It sets out to make lime more accessible as a building material giving projects a much better chance of success.
It covers the following areas:
- the history and properties of lime
- guidelines for specifying different types of lime for different applications
- step by step illustrations on the stages of lime plastering and pointing/ building/’bagging’ using colour photographs
- the purposes and application methods for shelter coats and the stages of limewashing
Finally, it introduces the reader to the techniques for using glaster and lime hemp plaster, as well as Limecrete floors and how to incorporate lime in upgrading the insulation value of solid wall constructions, new timber-frame buildings and in warm roofs.