Modern Lime Kill
Lime has been used as a binder for stones and brick, and as a plaster or render, for thousands of years.
The earliest documented use of lime as a construction material was approximately 4000 B.C. when it was used in Egypt for plastering the pyramids.
Almost all buildings constructed in Ireland before 1900 will have been built using lime, because of its durability and long life.
The use of lime began to decline with the invention of Portland cement in 1824 and this continued until the 1960’s, at which time the interest in historical preservation began to increase.
Architects and builders “rediscovered” lime’s interesting characteristics not just for remodelling and renovation, but also for new construction.
Among the oldest and most vital materials used by humans, lime and limestone products are more in demand today than ever before in history.