Blue Circle Limelite NHL 5 - Natural Hydraulic Lime
25kg (approx)

  • Breathable powdered lime
  • Heritage building material
  • Dense, exposed masonry & marine construction
  • Relatively fast setting
  • CE Approved

Product Details

Limelite NHL 5 is a high quality eminently hydraulic lime, living up to Blue Circle's long standing reputation. It is suitable for dense masonry particularly in exposed conditions such as foundations, paving, roofing, capping and sea defences.

The material contain no additives, mineral additions or Portland cement and is quality assured to EN 459-1: Natural Hydraulic Limes with independent third-party certification. It also carries a CE mark.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use NHL 5 lime for?

NHL 5 is suitable for dense masonry with a high degree of exposure to moisture, rain or water. Engineering bricks, granite, basalt and flint. Retaining walls, paving, roofing, coping stones, cornice, plinths, balustrades. Especially suited to marine building and construction; bridges, canals, dams, harbours, marinas, sea fronts.

What is hydraulic lime?

Hydraulic limes set by hydrolysis, they rely on moisture to cause a set. This gives them the ability to set underwater.

Do I need to add cement to make it set?

Absolutely not, hydraulic lime sets just fine. It is often confused with hydrated lime which can be added to cement mortar to increase workability. Genuine traditional lime mortars, renders and plasters don't ever contain any cement.

Limelite NHL 5 - Natural Hydraulic Lime
£8.75 + VAT
Delivery £8.00 + VAT
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Did You Know?

In practical terms, natural hydraulic lime is just like working with an OPC.

Shrinkage cracks are virtually eliminated using hydraulic lime due to its hydraulic set.

Major labour and time saving benefits of hydraulic lime can offset the higher cost against the non-hydraulic lime.