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About Us

Welcome to Chalk Down Lime Ltd with updated content, products and prices for 2019. Established in 1996 we are an independent, family-run business manufacturing and supplying our finest lime putty products & other traditional building & conservation materials throughout the South-East and UK.

We slake and batch on-site pure English quicklime (the traditional way!) blending with the best quality washed and well graded sands, most suited to the regional vernacular and local area. We provide helpful technical advice and product information and have extensive knowledge of all the materials and techniques sold & used. Our team undergoes thorough periodical practical and seminar based training and pride ourselves in supplying a quality product and service.

Based in the heart of ‘1066 Country’ on the Kent and Sussex borders we have easy access across South East England, and the entire UK. We aim to offer good value for money whilst acting as environmentally conscious as possible trying to work with local and UK made products and suppliers when possible. We can offer ‘Next Day’ or ‘Eco’ delivery throughout mainland UK on all stocked items by parcel or pallet. Crane and moffet truck delivery is also available. Also look out for our bulk buy discounts:- “...Quality and value from Chalk Down Lime...”

Product Support and Free Advice

Please call our technical and sales line: 01580 830 092 or email or pop into our East Sussex showroom and works to discuss your project or request any product or safety information. We are open Monday - Friday 8am - 4.30PM (closed bank holidays).

Why Lime?

Lime is the traditional binder used for centuries all around the world for constructing all types of buildings and structures from garden walls to castles. When chalk or limestone is burnt then re-hydrated (or ‘slaked’) under an excess of water it forms a putty or a non-hydraulic ‘fat lime’. This is mixed with sand or aggregates to produce a very versatile, cost effective, & easy to use mortar, plaster or render; suitable for most internal and external applications for heritage work or new build alike.

Lime sets or ‘carbonises’ from Co² in the presence of moisture in the air, off-setting some of the carbon from its original manufacture; making it a very sustainable and eco-friendly product as well as versatile building material. Lime mortars are flexible and allow masonry and plaster to ‘breathe’ resulting in less cracking, moisture retention & healthier homes to live in.

In the main, traditional construction works on the premise of solid walls usually with a mix of timber and masonry. Buildings & structures were designed to be breathable and to allow movement and adjust to seasonal changes in the weather. Well ventilated homes and the use of good quality natural materials, normally local to the area, and adopted by highly skilled craftsmen were standard practise of the time.

Information on Lime & Traditional Building Techniques

Introduction to Lime in Traditional Buildings

Lime & Cements

Repairing Brickwork

Specifying Hot-Mixed Lime Mortars

Useful Organisations

UK Delivery

We can deliver goods throughout the UK from full artic loads to a small parcel! Delivery is manly calculated on weight but also size must be taken into consideration. We use a number of delivery methods to get your orders from us to your designated delivery address as quickly and safely as possible. These include the UK Pallet and courier network along with our own in house vehicles for local and regional deliveries.

Chalk Down Lime can offer many direct delivery options throughout the South East, East Anglia, the Home Counties and London. We have access to an 18t ridged crane truck (up to 12000kg) for larger jobs and smaller orders (up to 1250kg) can be delivered by our van or small crane truck within a 50 mile radius of our yard.

Local Delivery

Prices are calculated by weight, size and distance from our yard and what service is requested and the delivery postcode.

Delivery method and prices will be calculated via a quote or at the checkout.


The most likely method of delivery for orders outside our region will be via the UK pallet network. Goods are packed at our Sussex works and shipped by our national pallet carrier partner TPN and delivered on a ‘Next Day’ (ordered before 12PM) for delivery the following day up to 5.30PM or on an 'Ecomony' 1-3 day service to a specified address and offloaded on site with a tail lift off load facility (max 1000kg).

Price is calculated on weight and size and what service is requested and the delivery postcode.

Pallets are designated into 3 types with a tail lift offload as standard:

QUARTER Pallet (up to 250kg max): 1.2m x 1.2m x 1m (high)

HALF Pallet (up to 500kg max): 1.2m x 1.2m x 2m (high)

FULL Pallet (up to 1250kg max or 1000kg for tail lift offload) 1.2m x 1.2m x 2m (high)

The UK Network is split up into national regions with corresponding postcodes and pricing relates mainly to distance from national hub and weight and size of pallet.

Prices range typically from £50 - £60 per pallet. All jobs are priced individually and will be calculated via a quote or at the checkout

Premium Surcharges (Ex VAT):

Pre 12PM Next day delivery = +£10.00

All pallets deliveries in addition to Chalk Down Lime Ltd: Terms & Conditions of Sale are subject to: RHA (Road Haulage Association Limited) CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE 2009 Effective 1 September 2009.

c/o: Dobbs Logistics Ltd

Haulage Contractors

Unit 1, 25 Moorhouse Road, Castleham Industrial Estate, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NB

Tel: 01424 237 288

National ‘Next Day’ Courier Network (APC OVERNIGHT)

For smaller orders i.e one-off tubs of mortar and various sized parcels from 1kg - 30kg we generally send through the National courier network which works on a standard next day basis.

Pricing is worked out on size, weight and suitability and will be delivered on a ‘Next Day’ (ordered before 12PM) for delivery before 4.00pm the following day: Monday to Friday within mainland UK.

Standard 'Next Day' courier delivery (up to 30kg) = £12.50 + VAT

All courier deliveries in addition to Chalk Down Lime Ltd: Terms & Conditions of Sale are subject to: APC OVERNIGHT CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE 2004.

c/o: Wilsons Express Hastings Ltd (APC)

Courier and Parcel contractors

Phillips House, Drury Lane, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 9BA

Tel: 0800 37 37 37

Chalk Down Lime Ltd

The Lime Yard, Staplecross, East Sussex, TN32 5RP, United Kingdom

01580 830 092

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 4.30pm

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