Advice & Sales: 0118 946 9146

Advice & Sales: 0118 946 9146

Advice & Sales: 0118 946 9146

About Old House Store

Welcome to Old House Store, your supplier of traditional and ecological building and home improvement materials. Established over 20 years ago, Old House Store has a range of products to suit every need, whether that’s a major sympathetic restoration, small repairs or decorating a period property. Our products are all chosen for their traditional and ecological properties and have been used in numerous prestigious national projects such as The White Tower at The Tower of London, Stirling Castle for Historic Scotland and the Bekynton Field Project for Eton College to name a just a few.

We aim to provide a full range of building materials and our knowledgeable, friendly staff are always happy to offer advice to ensure that you get the best product for your home. All our products can be delivered throughout the UK or collected from our shop in Caversham, Reading.

For product information or technical advice contact us today!

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4000 BC

Lime mortar is used in Egypt for plastering the pyramids.

126 BC

The Romans used lime mortar to build structurally complicated forms,
such as the Pantheon.

1078 AD

The White Tower (of London) is one of many English castles that were built using lime mortar.

1368 AD

Lime mortar was used in the construction of the Great Wall of China.


Lime mortar is also used for new modern styles of architecture including the Shard.

Present Day

Lime mortar is a growing choice in modern home build projects due to its carbon neutral properties.

Why use lime?

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