Lime Mortar Specialists

As listed building specialists, Point Builders Ltd. work with lime mortar almost all day, every day. Lime mortar, which is a natural, environmentally-friendly, non-toxic material made from burnt chalk or burnt limestone, is central to all listed and period property construction practices.

Our team are specially trained to use lime mortar, which differs greatly from its commonly-used modern counter-part, sand and cement, in that it is breathable and flexible. Older properties shift and move slightly more than modern buildings, due to the nature of their design, and therefore require a material to be used that has the flexibility to move and shift with them, without cracking. Sand and cement is so often incorrectly used on older properties by builders who are not listed building experts, and we spend most of our time removing sand and cement and replacing it with lime. Sand and cement is a non-breathable and rigid material – it causes timber frames underneath it to rot, bricks to degrade, cracks to appear and damp problems – and therefore it is incompatible for use on older properties, and should always be avoided.

If you own a listed or period property, it is essential that you appoint a specialist with experience working with lime-based materials, as sand and cement in the short term tends to result in bigger, more expensive, problems to fix in the future!

Lime mortar services we offer include all types of lime mortar pointing, brickwork, stonework and lime mortar plinths.

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Specialists

All of our tradesmen are highly skilled and carry out specialist trades such as Lime Mortar Plastering and Tuck Pointing, which they do to the highest standard with impeccable finish. They have all received very specialist training and therefore can offer a unique repertoire of skilled trades to ensure our client’s projects are carried out with the very best and most suitable techniques for their specific property needs.

Insurance-Backed Guarantee Scheme

We can ensure complete peace of mind for our clients through an insurance backed guarantee scheme on all of our works. Being members of the Federation of Master Builders and Trust Mark, you can feel completely safe with us, as we are recognized as a trustworthy and highly qualified company by renowned and respected organisations.

Wider Community

Point Builders Ltd is listed as a Dementia Friendly Company, meaning everyone can feel comfortable using us to carry out any building works you may need. All of our team have read and agreed to follow Dementia-friendly guidelines outlined by the Alzheimer’s Society, and any communications with clients are designed to be accessible and easy for everyone.  Let us know if you have any special requirements, and we will always do our best to accommodate them.”

Charity Work

The Point Builders Team is passionate about giving back to the local community and to causes that are close to our hearts. Every few months we choose a charity to support, and a portion of our income is donated to that charity during that period. In May 2018, Point Builders Ltd went Purple for May to raise money for the Stroke Association – every team member wore purple to work for the day and together we raised £350 to help survivors of strokes and their families.