Winners of the North Devon Journal Business Awards 2016
Our award-winning lime mortars are made with the knowledge and passion that comes from years of working in historic restoration.

Welcome to Heritage Cob & Lime

We manufacture and supply award-winning lime mortar and associated products right across the UK.

Not Sure What You Need?

If you’re struggling to find what you need then we have a couple of handy ways to help you get started. Whether you're looking for information to help guide your purchase of materials, or you live in a property that needs restoration work but can’t find the right service provider, we can point you in the right direction.
Our customers end up most happy when they ask us for advice with their projects (usually over a cup of tea at the warehouse). With over 50 years combined experience, we know all there is to know about working with Lime.
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Have you got a question about lime mortar products? Perhaps you own a cob and stone property, which suffers from internal damp or mildew? Why not take a look at the most common questions our customers ask to see if we can help.
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There’s More To Us Than Cob & Lime

With a combined experience of over 50 years working and building with cob and lime products, it may come as no surprise that we have a lot of expertise to share within our industry. But cob and lime is not our only business area. We supply a variety of products and materials to the building trade, as well as offering a consultation service to homeowners about their property projects and a highly skilled team of craftsmen able to carry out work on even the most delicate of historic buildings. Take a look at what we can offer by selecting one of the images below.
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    Restoring Our Heritage

    Our client base is an eclectic mix of private home owners who are keen to restore their property themselves, artisan lime plasterers, traditional builders, architects, the construction industry, together with organisations who have an interest in maintaining historic buildings.
    We have supplied mortar and associated products to numerous well known buildings including: 
    • Buckingham Palace
    • Windsor Castle
    • Houghton Hall
    • Hampden House
    • The Birdcage, Thame (700 years old)
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    Check out the latest articles from our projects diary...

    By Sarah Rawle 28 Nov, 2017
    If you are buying an older property then it will more than likely have lath and plaster ceilings and walls. If the property is Listed, then this will almost certainly dictate the type of laths you use for any repair.

    Grade II Listing is usually straight forward and wooden laths that have been machine cut can be used- made from Baltic Pine, these are known as Restoration laths.

    Grade II* and/or Grade I Listings will more often than not need to be repaired with hand riven laths- which are exactly that- laths cut by hand and these can be made from oak, pine or chestnut.

    Does it matter which you use?  In a nutshell, yes.  Where there is a Listed Building there is a duty to repair it in the correct manner so that it complies with the listing requirements. The Listings Officer will insist on inspecting the work to ensure that the correct laths are used.  

    Get it wrong and it's no laughing matter.....   

    Hefty fines await those who digress- and the owner of the property will suddenly find themselves in deep water. It's no laughing matter when you get fined thousands of pounds for getting it wrong, plus then having to have the contractor come back and put it all right.  Best not to go there- get yourself a contractor who knows the rules and how to restore buildings in the correct manner.

    P.S. A useful tip- when repairing laths, don't throw out the old ones- many can be salvaged by screwing them back into situ. Avoid the use of nails as hammering can shake the existing mortar out from the laths and cause more damage. 

    By Admin Account 06 Feb, 2017
    This building had a cement render which over the years, had begun to crack and allow water ingress, the front elevation suffering the worst . Internally there were damp issues whilst outside we discovered some major problems that needed remedying. On removing the external cement render, we found a few challenges that needed immediate attention. Some of the roof timbers had been affected by damp ingress and were in a poor state, so we set about cutting out all decayed wood and replacing with new timbers. As we began work on the top part of the front elevation, we discovered that the parapet wall was moving away from the abutting wall.
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