The use of lime mortars with traditional brickwork and masonry - London



July 10 2014 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm


Emma Livingston-Jones 0207 307 3681


Herman Miller, 61 Aldwych WC2B 4AE, London


Non RIBA Members: £85+VAT (£102)

RIBA Student Members: £15+VAT (£18)

RIBA member: £59+VAT (£70.80)


Non RIBA Members: £85+VAT (£102)

RIBA Student Members: £15+VAT (£18)

RIBA member: £59+VAT (£70.80)

Part 1: Background & context

a. The context & historical perspective of the use of lime mortars and secondary & contemporary sources.

b. Summary of lime manufacture, commercial lime types, identification, natures, uses & site practices

Part 2: Assessment of the building - materials, methods & construction

a. Identifying historic mortar joints & pointing in brick & masonry, natures of materials & styles of craftsmanship.

b. Identifying examples of causes of failures and factors that could affect the survival of traditional brick and masonry work

Part 3: Sampling , selection of materials,  gauging & mixing lime mortars for use with brick & masonry

a. Suggested lime mortar sampling methodology.

b. Selection of materials, gauging & mixing.

c. Mixing and usage.

Part 4: Case studies and problems associated with working with contractors

a. Some case studies of the use of lime mortars in brickwork & masonry.

b. Tools, equipment & glossary of terms used.

d. Some considerations associated with working with lime on site.

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

Terrence Lee 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.   

Terrence delivers training and lecturing for a variety of heritage conservation organisations including Heritage Craft Alliance, Heritage Skills Hub and the Ironbridge Institute.  He has lectured at the Brick Development Association and delivered the RIBA CPD lectures on the Conservation of Old Brickwork in 2013.  Terrence’s training and lecturing is underpinned by his own practical work and by his work with architects and other conservation professionals on traditional brick buildings.


Please note that you can book Full RIBA Conservation Seminar Series (6 Seminars) at a cost of £250+VAT (£300)

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