Building with Lime

Building with Lime : A Practical Introduction

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • ITDG Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 72 black & white line drawings, 41 black & white halftones
  • 1853395471
  • 9781853395475
  • 374,063

About Stafford Holmes

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 professionalshow more

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; Appendicesshow more

Review quote

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