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    DescriptionLime 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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    Building with Lime
    A Practical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stafford Holmes, By (author) Michael Wingate
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 428 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853395475
    ISBN 10: 1853395471

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.2
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020, ARC009000, SOC026020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC014000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 624.1/83, 624.183
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 691.5
    LC classification: TA434 .H57 2002
    Thema V1.0: JBSC, KCM, GTP, TNK, TNKX
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    72 black & white line drawings, 41 black & white halftones
    ITDG Publishing
    Imprint name
    ITDG Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    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
    Review quote
    ...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