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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