Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone, Brick and Block Masonry: A Best Practice Guide

Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone, Brick and Block Masonry: A Best Practice Guide

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By (author) Geoffrey Allen, By (author) UK Limes Research Team

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  • Publisher: Donhead Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 104 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 240mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1873394640
  • ISBN 13: 9781873394649
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 417,719

Product description

This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction industry. It will prove invaluable for all building practitioners, contractors and tradesmen specifying or handling hydraulic lime on site. Containing many useful tables and charts to assist the practitioner, along with colour illustrations showing lime mortar in use, it also offers practical guidance on: the functions and properties of hydraulic lime; the constituent materials; mixing, reworking, protection and aftercare; and, mortar selection for durability, and health and safety issues

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Author information

The UK Limes research team was formed in 1998 with the aim of studying the performance of hydraulic limes. The team consists of: Mr M Farey, Hydraulic Lias Limes; Professor G Allen, Bristol University; Dr J Allen, Ellis & Moore; Dr N Elton, Bristol University (previously with Imery's Minerals Ltd); Mr S D Holmes, Rodney Melville & Partners, Architects; Mr P Livesey, Castle Cement Ltd; Dr M Radonjic, Bristol University.

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There is much meticulous research behind this book and it show. In format, if not is style, the text is clear and usable. There is helpful advice on aggregates, on methods of mixing and on selection of different mortars depending on location, a useful glossary, and clear photographs. SPAB Lime mortars are one of the most strongly debated topics of traditional construction. This book covers in depth the composition and use of hydraulic lime mortars in an accessible manner. This book is a must for any professional involved in the specification of lime. It also has much information that the tradesmen on site will find useful. Building Conservation Journal If you work with lime in mortars or renders you will want two copies (one to keep beside your mixing bath and one for your bookshelf). Ecclesiastical and Heritage World It is unlikely that more definitive, clearly presented information on this subject will become available will become available for a long time. In the absence of suitable British or European Standards, the book is an indispensable reference for anyone intending to specify hydraulic lime mortar for masonry. Context The use of colour photographs to emphasise particular points is to be commended, as is the extensive glossary contained at the back of the publication. Overall, this publication provides an informative text addition to this subject area, from which practitioners and students alike can either further their knowledge, or concentrate on more specific performance characteristics of the material. Building Engineer

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Materials; Mortar mix design; Mortar properties; Workmanship; Design for strength; Mortar selection for durability; Evaluation of conformity; Craftsman's best practice guide; Bibliography; Further reading; Glossary; Appendix A: Scheme for assessment of conformity of site-made mortar; Appendix B: Additions; Appendix C: Microstructure of mortars.