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Natural Hydraulic Lime 3.5

Original price $7.50 - Original price $58.50
Original price
$7.50 - $58.50
Current price $58.50
Size: 55 Lb Bag

Otterbein Natural Hydraulic Lime 3.5

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Calcidur® NHL 3.5


CALCIDUR ® is a Natural Hydraulic Lime EN 459-1 - NHL 3.5 CALCIDUR ® is produced from heating limestone in a shaft kiln. Natural Hydraulic Limes are made today in much the same way as they have been for centuries. Natural Hydraulic Limes have unique qualities that have been tested by time and cannot be equaled.


Because of their composition and performance characteristics, Natural Hydraulic Limes are the ideal product for a wide range of applications including building, pointing, render and plaster for the conservation, restoration and repeat of historic buildings. There is nothing more sustainable than successfully re-using the buildings we have. Conservation of the built heritage helps to reduce the use of precious resources, maintains the built environment and secures local heritage and traditions for the future generations.

Technical Data
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Mixing Ratio

1 part NHL to 3.5 part sand maximum


25 kg


CALCIDUR® NHL 3.5 is a natural hydraulic lime acc. to EN 459-1. It is produced through burning and staking a specifically selected shell limestone. The stabilizing process of CALCIDUR® NHL 3.5 is effected through carbonation and hydraulic hardening. CALCIDUR ® NHL 3.5 is free from cement!


• historic, cement- and gypsum-free natural hydraulic binder

• high sulfate resistance

• low-tension hardening process

• very good subsequent hardening properties

• no penetration of damaging salts into the masonry

• high elasticity and water retention capacity in mortar produced

• very good side adhesion at stone

• low elasticity module


For the production of plaster- and brick mortar in ecological,biological building construction, in the restoration and preservation of historic buildings.


Dry, if possible on wooden shelves and protected against draft.

Technical data

Bulk density: approx. 0.55 kg/dm3

free CaO: approx. 32%

SO3: approx. 0.4 %

Compression strength ( acc. to EN 459-2):

28 days: approx. 4.8 N/mm2

6 months: approx. 8.5 N/mm2

12 months: approx. 10.5 N/mm2

Safety instructions

CALCIDUR ® NHL 3.5 reacts strongly alkaline with water, thus: Protect skin and eyes, rinse thoroughly with water in case of contact, immediately contact doctor in case of eye contact.

Quality-monitored production

CALCIDUR® NHL 3.5 is continuously tested in our plant laboratory within the scope of our in-house monitoring with respect to the fulfilment of composition and properties. This will ensure a uniform quality of the product. CALCIDUR ® NHL 3.5 has the quality certificate „Building lime“ and is certified acc. to EN 459-1.

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  • Do you carry sand to mix with lime mix to make a lime mortar? I did not find it.

    We carry fine marble sand and pre-blended historic pointing mortars (that contain NHL + sand)

  • Need to repoint exterior brick wall in our late 18th century built home. The house is located in Central Virginia. How much water is needed to produce lime putty per bag? I understand that after about a week or two I can mix it to a maximum of 1:3.5 parts lime putty/sand. Also, for how long can the lime putty be stored in a sealed container? Thanks!

    We have lime putty pre-made from Italy which can be found here:

    NHL is not used to make lime putty because it will harden.