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Abingdon-based Hemcrete Projects has seen its pioneering work in the field of sustainable, hemp and timber panellised building solutions recognised, having been selected as finalists in two categories of this year's Constructing Excellence London and the South East Awards.....
Unique Building Fabric Solutions Address Educational Sector
Two innovative and advanced, low-carbon prefabricated building systems, designed, manufactured and erected by Lime Technology Group Company, Hemcrete Projects, are set to make their mark in the educational building sector.....
Lime Technology has further enhanced its reputation as the UK's leading developer and manufacturer of lime based building products by introducing eight new colours to the company's extensive range of coloured pre-bagged mortars.....
Lime Technology's innovative hemp and lime walling system, Tradical® Hemcrete®, has helped to create a stunning, sustainable home in Hillingdon, London – as part of a pioneering council-run scheme to create high quality, affordable housing .....
The Lime Technology Group, market leaders in lime based building products and sustainable building solutions, has launched LimeTherm – a company which specialises in the design, supply, manufacture and installation of low carbon external wall insulation solutions to create homes and business premises which are truly fit for the future.
A Hampshire primary school is going green with a new ecological discovery centre which is being built using Lime Technology's thermally efficient Hembuild®, a Pre-cast Wall System incorporating Tradical® Hemcrete®, a renewable material made with hemp with a lime binder. [ Read More » ]
A former WWII airfield in Wiltshire is home to a low energy, climate-controlled storage facility which is set to become an exemplar of sustainability. Literally a building within a building, the National Museum of Science and Industry’s (NMSI) new archive facility at Wroughton has been built inside an existing hangar using low carbon, natural materials that require minimal energy to run and result in a building with tightly controlled temperature and humidity to ensure the longevity of the museum’s collection.[ Read More » ]
Two projects built using Lime Technology’s Tradical® Hemcrete® have been named as finalists at the sustain’ Magazine Awards 2012 for Sustainability, Business & the Built Environment. Every year, the awards recognise and reward companies, projects and products which have demonstrated creativity and innovation in sustainable construction.[ Read More » ]
Hemclad®, an innovative pre-fabricated wall panel developed by Lime Technology, is proving its worth on the new 195,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store being built in Cheshire Oaks Designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and being builtby main contractor Simons Construction, the project is one of the most high profile sustainable retail projects ever undertaken in the UK. Having adopted many new and unique ....[ Read More » ]
Hemcrete® stands up in Domary Court
Built on the site of a former residential care home, Domary Court represents the first ever use of Tradical® Hemcrete® in the North of England. Comprising two bungalows and four houses, the £1 million scheme was awarded funding under the Homes and Community Agency's (HCA) Renewable Houses funding stream.
UK's first Passivhaus home to use Hembuild®
A private home in Cheshire is being built to the carbon neutral standards of Passivhaus construction with the help of Lime Technology's Hembuild® timber panels. Construction of the 210 square metre home is set to begin in September 2011 following demolition of the existing, dilapidated timber frame structure.
Hembuild® pulls out all the stops
For a new public exhibition centre at Longstanton Park & Ride, the building needed to be a learning resource that could showcase the very latest in renewable and low carbon technologies. Designed by Rees Pryer Architects, it is the UK's first completed pproject delivered with Lime Technology's Hembuild®, using some 250m2 to create the building's walls.
Prime Minster David Cameron has officially opened Cottsway Housing's latest rural housing development at Blackditch, Stanton Harcourt. The scheme has been created as part of the Homes & Communities Renewable Housing Programme and features Tradical® Hemcrete®, an innovative hemp and lime thermal walling system from Lime Technology. At the opening Mr Cameron said: ....[ Read More » ]
Renewable materials have been used in the construction of six new timber frame homes in York. Built for The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust by main contractor Mansell Construction Services the homes were part-funded by the Homes & Community Agency's Renewable Houses Programme....[ Read More » ]
School to be re-built following devastating fire
A bio-composite insulating material from Line Technology, is being used in the reconstruction of a school wrecked by fire. The material, Tradical® Hemcrete®, is produced from a mix of a lime based binder and hemp shiv, has been specified for the creation of the external walls of the new £10 million Carleton Community High School project in Pontefract. The main hall, teaching areas, gymnasium and arts facilities, Learning Resources Centre and dining halls will all be redeveloped. The existing changing rooms will be demolished and reconstructed as part of the project.
Lime Technology's off-site manufactured bio-composite cladding panel system, Hemclad®, has helped Kanes Foods deliver the highest standards of sustainability at its new factory in Middle Littleton – the largest salad packaging building anywhere in the UK. Incorporating Tradical® Hemcrete® into the structure's timber cassette, Hemclad® provides a sustainable offsite produced cladding system that is ideal ... [ Read More » ]
When the newly-named St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel re-opened its doors on 5th May 2011, it was the culmination of five years of careful and resourceful restoration and £200 million of investment. Working alongside specialist brickwork contractor Irvine Whitlock, Lime Technology supplied its hydraulic lime mortar to ensure the sympathetic redevelopment of one of London's landmark buildings. Designed by George Gilbert Scott, the Midland Grand Hotel opened in 1873.... [ Read More » ]
For a new £28 million mixed-used development in London's prestigious and classic Georgian setting of Hanover Square, aesthetics and sustainability were top of the agenda. With this in mind, specifiers chose Limetec® hydraulic lime mortar from Lime Technology. Built by main contractor Mace and designed by architect Squire and Partners, the new development replaces a 1960's building and includes ...[ Read More » ]
The typical UK home loses around a third of its heat through poorly insulated walls. To combat this, Lime Technology, market leaders in the development of sustainable building products, has developed aneconomical, user friendly solution to help create thermally efficient homes with the launch of two new External Wall Insulation.... [ Read More » ]
The continued success of the inspiring range of hemp and lime based building products developed by Lime Technology has been recognised with the company scooping the ‘Renewables’ Category at the 2011 Oxfordshire Business Awards. Demonstrating excellent business growth in the renewable sector, the award acknowledges that Lime Technology is making a tangibledifference to the environment through the ... [ Read More » ]