The Use of Lime Mortar with Traditional Brickwork - Tonbridge

Date

September 16 2014 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm

Contact

Adam Turner 01189874900 adam.turner@riba.org

venue

Medway Wharf Rd, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1RE, Tonbridge

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.

Speaker: Terrence Lee BA (Hons) MA, Terrence Lee Conservation

Terrence is a craftsman, tutor and lecturer specialising in the history, use and conservation of traditional brickwork.  Qualified as a City & Guilds Advanced Craft Bricklayer with experience in construction projects around the world as a Royal Engineer, Terrence went on to gain an honours degree in history and later a Master’s Degree in Historic Environment Conservation.

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