V I V U S S O L U T I O N S materials provide the ability to use Air Lime in a faster, easier and much more suitable manner than Lime Putty. This simple expedient allows for it’s use in much wider spheres and closes the ‘skills gap’ found with the use of lime putty.
The V I V U S S E T is the ability to set Air Lime from its wet working mix state enabling coats of plaster and render to be finished in the same day of application and further coats being applied the following day. Plaster skims can be finished on the same day of application and in the same manner as gypsum plasters.
The V I V U S S E T is the ability to set Air Lime from it’s wet working mix state enabling coats of plaster and render to be finished in the same day of application and further coats being applied the following day. It also allows construction works to proceed without delays caused by lime putty not achieving a suitable hardness - allowing works to continue in a speedily progressive manner applied to most modern substrates. Pointing works can be finished and left alone the day following application.
With the V I V U S S E T we have the ability to use pure air lime as a casting material for embellishments. Most historic ornamental plasterwork, pre late 19th Century, is formed from pure Air Lime but the technique had been lost over time.
The ability to retrofit our pre 1919 buildings with a material that not only gives all of mentioned benefits but is also historically appropriate. One Solution gives all that we require for the future of our buildings, old and new in a modern, fast and simple to use methodology. All of the best without the skills gap.
All V I V U S M A T E R I A L S are dry bagged and pre-mixed. This removes much of the need to discuss and debate the correct proportions, often held on site. It is our belief that we should simply supply the correct materials, which are easy to use and close the skills gap. The materials are dry and therefore the weight for transport purposes is significantly reduced [compared to lime putty materials].
The advantageous properties of using Air Lime over hydraulic limes are that its softer and more flexible nature. Mixed with our carefully selected aggregates, huge advantages are displayed with Humidity control [humidity buffering] Temperature control [dry and low conductivity] Flexibility allowing older buildings and modern constructions to move [as all buildings do] Carbon neutrality [Co2 absorption, low embodied energy] recyclability [entirely reusable in the future] allowing recyclability of other construction materials [all substrates can be reused as a direct result of a lack of strength from non-hydraulic set] Anti-Pathogenic [alkaline material and dry] The list may grow.