ASBP member and Natural Fibre Insulation Group member Lime Green turns 21. They have come along way since 2002 in terms of scale and production, but their aims have always been the same, to make it easier for the trade and homeowner to get hold of lime products and to make their use simple, while retaining performance.
Over the years they have introduced real game changing products such as their One Coat Solo plaster while still offering traditional materials too. It is why they are trusted by thousands of trades people, specified by hundreds of architects and used by many, many historic and modern projects.
Lime Green’s Solo One Coat Plaster: Image from Communion Architects
Lime Green’s ethos has always been to preserve old buildings and encourage the use of natural materials in new builds. Longevity is not just important from a heritage point of view, it is essential in ensuring buildings remain in use, cutting carbon emissions through locking in embodied carbon.
Operational (or in-use) carbon is also important in reducing whole-life carbon emissions, and Lime Green have been involved with systems that include wood fibre insulation for many years. They have participated in research with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to ensure building regulations were changed to ensure the continued health of old buildings by the use of appropriate insulation materials and systems.
To mark their 21st anniversary, Lime Green have spoken to several of its customers, who have shared thoughts on the way the industry has changed since 2002, and what they see as its biggest challenges and opportunities ahead. You can read what Harry Paticas (RAFT), Jonathan Garlick (SPAB), Russell Brewis (Artisan Plastercraft), Michael Tincknell (AVV Solutions), Derek March (Brick and Lime Supplies), and Ian Womersley (Womersley’s) have to say, on the Lime Green website.