Building with Lime: A Practical Introduction

Building with Lime: A Practical Introduction


By (author) Stafford Holmes, By (author) Michael Wingate

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  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853395471
  • ISBN 13: 9781853395475
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 72 black & white line drawings, 41 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 360,770

Product description

Lime has been used in building for thousands of years and, used well, it continues to be the best and most versatile binder in the world. "Building with Lime" is an invaluable source of practical advice for those considering lime as a building material, and a general reference to the broad range of uses for lime in construction. It shows how to make the best use of different types of lime, whether extracted locally or transported from further afield.* Designed for builders, architects, surveyors, engineers and manufacturers around the world and for those maintaining old buildings* Clear explanation of all the major uses of lime in building, including mortars and plasters, painting and finishes, ceiling and foundations, repair, maintenance and conservation* How to recognize limestone, carry out field tests and meet national standards* Numerous examples, line illustrations and photographs* Other sources of information and help, including an extensive glossary, bibliography, helpful appendices and index* The new larger page size, improved layout and essential updating of this revised edition make "Building with Lime" the "lime bible."

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Author information

Stafford Holmes is a United Kingdom based professional architect not only with great enthusiasm for lime but also with much knowledge and experience. He has made inputs into projects in many different countries and has been involved with various groups promoting the use of lime. Michael Wingate is a United Kingdom based construction professional

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...many useful examples illustrated and described...' Appropriate Technology 20030131

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Dedication; Foreword; 1 An approach to using lime; 2 What lime is and how it is prepared; 3 Tools and equipment; 4 Limewashes; 5 Lime mortars; 6 Plain lime plastering for interiors; 7 External renders and thrown finishes; 8 Decorative plasterwork; 9 Stabilization and other mixes incorporating lime; 10 Substructure: floors, roads and lime concrete; 11 Limestone recognition, testing and standards; 12 Maintenance guidelines; References and bibliography; Glossary; Appendices