Lime has been used in building for millennia, and provides an extraordinarily complete system from bedding in and pointing stone to the finest decorative detail.
Largely lost with the advent of Portland cement in the mid 19th century, lime is recognised today as an essential component in the proper restoration of period buildings, and can play a useful and versatile part in the construction and decoration of new ones.
The workability and slow drying time of air lime have lead generations of craftsmen in Europe and all over the world to extend its use as a sympathetic building material into a versatile decorative medium.
Since its first role is to protect the building, all of its applications, however creative, are bound by the same logic and a clear set of principles. By respecting these, and drawing on a wealth of tradition, the possibilities for builder, craftsman and artist alike are almost endless.