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Mortar analysis

February 16, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00


Mortar analysis

Tom Balch, Rose of Jericho

A detailed understanding of existing mortars is essential in informing and assisting the specification of replacement or repair materials in historic buildings. It can also contribute to understanding a building’s construction history. Mortar analysis is often required for listed buildings consent.

  • Identification of the constituents and proportions of all mortars, plasters and renders
  • Assessment of hydraulicity
  • Determination of non-hydraulic lime; hydraulic lime; natural cements; Roman cements; early cements and Portland cement; cement/lime blends; gypsum and gypsum/lime blends
  • Identification of sand, aggregates and additives.

Date: Wednesday 16 February

Time: 1700 – 1800

Price: £12 plus VAT (£14.40) or £130 plus VAT (£156) for the webicard which entitles you to attend the entire programme  from September to June at no additional cost (the webinars from September will be provided as recordings.

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