The Use of Lime Mortar with Traditional Brickwork - Tonbridge


September 16 2014 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm


Adam Turner 01189874900


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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