Established in 1989, Rose of Jericho is a leading manufacturer and supplier of materials used for the conservation, repair and decoration 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 undertake materials analysis and consultancy and hold a library of British aggregates.
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 ingredients. All materials are suitable for use in traditional and historic buildings and most are environmentally friendly.
Our traditional 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.
Our clients include The Royal Household, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic England, many Cathedrals, the Landmark and various heritage Trusts, but the majority of our customers live in, and love, their cottages, townhouses, farmhouses and manor houses throughout the UK.
In 2020 we have supplied pointing mortars and graded aggregates for the City of London Roman wall and Salisbury Cathedral, lime plasters to the Palace of Westminster and Drury Lane. Our distemper paint can be seen at Seaton Delaval, Castle Drogo and in Granada Old Town; our limewash at Queen's Chapel, St James and our sheltercoat at Canterbury Cathedral. We have conducted analysis for the Longleat Estate and Whitehall Palace and are currently testing archaeological samples from the mediaeval cloister at Exeter Cathedral.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We continue to be fully operational during this time. We ask that customers make an appointment before visiting us.
Quicklime from Lincolnshire chalk is slaked to produce both superfine and mortar-grade cream coloured chalk lime putty. 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’ are stocked.
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