Tarmac Buxton Lime is a global leader in the supply of lime and limestone solutions. We work with associated companies operating in Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland and Russia to serve markets in Europe and the rest of the world. From water purification and electricity generation, to the production of essential materials such as iron, steel, glass, plastics and paper, our lime products play a vital role in everything we do.

Our Brand Principles

Put safety first
Continuously create value
Do what we say & act with integrity
Operate locally, but act as one company
Build enduring relationships

What makes us different?

We are the leading producer of lime and limestone products in the UK. We are also the only supplier with the flexibility to operate both Shaft and Maerz kilns, which ensures security of supply at home and abroad. We currently export to over 30 countries across the globe.
Tarmac Buxton Lime brings together the knowledge and expertise of three of the industry’s most iconic and trusted brands; Tarmac, the pioneers of the modern road; Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement; and Buxton Lime, the UK’s leading supplier of lime and limestone.
Buxton limestone and powders is famous for its purity and consistent chemistry. Our advanced production and quality management systems ensure our lime and limestone products and solutions provide the most effective solution for each and every application.
We are easy to do business with. Our dedicated customer service team offers a single point of contact and quick response. Whatever you need, you can rely on our support every step of the way. We are continually improving our data warehousing and SAP systems to meet new customer demands.

Lime in our world

Our products are used for everything from electricity generation, water treatment, and soil stabilisation, to the manufacture of iron, steel, plastics, paper and glass. They’re even added to chicken feed to provide a natural source of calcium, which is essential for egg production. In short, our world wouldn’t be the same without them. See for yourself.
The leading supplier of lime, ground calcium carbonate (limestone powders) and chemical grade limestone in the UK.


We believe a company is only as good as it’s people, and we think ours are the best in the business. Highly skilled, knowledgeable, professional and passionate, our team are dedicated to providing the best lime and limestone solutions available. Committed to delivering a service that is second to none.

The facts speak for themselves:
Our latest Customer Satisfaction survey gave us a “satisfaction” score of 99%. If you need to know anything about lime or limestone our people are the ‘people’ to ask.

Contact - buxton.enquiry@tarmac.com or 03303119850

Meet some of our people


Tarmac Buxton Lime has been at the forefront of lime and limestone production for over 100 years, pioneering innovative solutions for specialist applications and consistently setting the standard for quality and purity.

  • 1891

    Buxton Lime Firms (BLF) was formed in 1891, following the amalgamation of 14 lime and limestone companies operating in the Buxton area.

  • 1895 - 1915

    Between 1895 and 1915 a further nine quarries were started or bought, cementing the company’s dominant position in the UK market.

  • 1926 - 1929

    BLF became part of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in 1926, and the development of Tunstead, the largest limestone quarry in the UK, began in 1929.

  • 2015

    In 2015 the business was acquired by CRH Plc. With operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland and Russia, we are now the second largest producer in Europe.



Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. The cornerstone of our vision; the driving force behind our values and strategy. Sustainability guides our actions and the way we work, because it is central to not just the financial success of our company, but also to the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we work and the future of the environment upon which we all rely.

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We are committed to building a ‘Zero Harm’ culture that prioritises people’s health, safety and well-being, and targets continuous improvement. Our goal is to ensure no one who works for us, or with us, comes to any harm. We want a business where both employees, customers and contractors believe all incidents are preventable and understand that health and safety should never be compromised (“Zero long term Harm”).

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