5th August 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE We continue to be fully operational during this concerning and unprecedented time. However as lock down measures are adjusted we ask for customers continued co-operation to minimise risks to our staff and visitors. The office and works are open but visitors are not permitted on site without prior appointment. Orders and enquiries can be made by phone or email and payment by card or account only. Goods can be delivered or collected in person arranged from the gates of the yard or outside of reception. Samples can be delivered to the reception door but any face to face discussion is by prior arrangement only and face coverings must be worn and social distancing measures respected at all times.
Established in 1989, Rose of Jericho is a leading manufacturer and supplier of materials used for the decoration and repair of traditional and historic buildings. We are fully familiar with the range of issues surrounding the appropriate treatment of older buildings and can advise on, and provide, materials tailored to the needs of individual projects.
We manufacture a range of traditional limewash and distemper paints, slake lime and mature lime putty, prepare ready-mixed mortars and plasters and produce graded stone-dusts and various specialist additives. All materials are suitable for use in older traditional and historic buildings. Our paint colours are also available in modern paint types suitable for use in more recent buildings, with artist quality powder pigments used in all paints.
We are skilled colourmen and can match most traditional and historic colours, enabling us to provide a colour matching service regularly utilised by many heritage bodies including the National Trust. We hold a library of British aggregates and undertake materials analysis and consultancy.
Our clients include The Royal Household, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic England, many Cathedrals and the Landmark and National Trusts, but the majority of our customers live in, and love, their cottages, townhouses, farmhouses and manor houses throughout the UK.
Recent projects include Westminster Abbey, Knole House, Dover Castle, and Eton College Chapel.
Quicklime from Lincolnshire chalk is slaked to produce both superfine and mortar-grade cream coloured chalk lime putty, and pure white superfine putty is slaked from calcined carboniferous limestone. Three grades of St Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime, Prompt Natural Cement, and fine grade quicklime for ‘hot mixes’ available.
Pozzolans are materials that are not in themselves cementitious, but contain constituents that in the presence of water will combine with lime at ordinary temperatures to form stable insoluble hydraulic compounds. Pozzolans have been subjected to heat either naturally (volcanic earth) or artificially (crushed fired clay brick and tile).
Rose of Jericho offer CPD sessions to relevant professional agencies in the form of presentations and discussions relating to our products and services or conservation issues more generally. Our sessions are flexible in structure and can be designed around your specific interests and requirements and delivered at clients offices. Our lunch time CPD sessions for architects practices are always popular.Find out more
We undertake advisory work in many areas of building conservation and repair and have been involved in several research projects. We have several consultants on hand to undertake research and analysis. Peter Ellis has been involved with the conservation and repair of traditional and historic buildings for the majority of his career. Dr. Lucie Fusade has a background in Architectural History and Heritage Science and Investigation.Find out more