The use of Lime Mortar with traditional brickwork – Oxford

Date

July 2 2014 • 2.00pm
to 5.00pm

Contact

Adam Turner 0118 9874900 adam.turner@riba.org

venue

Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD, Oxford

Tickets

Adults: £85+VAT
Concessions: £15+VAT
Members: £59+VAT
Book tickets Member booking

Tickets

Adults: £85+VAT
Concessions: £15+VAT
Members: £59+VAT
Book tickets Member booking

The seminar will provide insight into the use of lime mortars within traditional brickwork and masonry

Background & context
The context & historical perspective of the use of lime mortars and secondary & contemporary sources. Summary of lime manufacture, commercial lime types, identification, natures, uses & site practices

Assessment of the building - materials, methods & construction
Identifying historic mortar joints & pointing in brick & masonry, natures of materials & styles of craftsmanship. Identifying examples of causes of failures and factors that could affect the survival of traditional brick and masonry work

Sampling , selection of materials,  gauging & mixing lime mortars for use with brick & masonry
Suggested lime mortar sampling methodology, selection of materials, gauging & mixing, mixing and usage.

Case studies and problems associated with working with contractors
Some case studies of the use of lime mortars in brickwork & masonry, tools, equipment & glossary of terms used, some considerations associated with working with lime on site.

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