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The use of lime-based mortars in new build (NF12)

Overview

This guide aims to enhance the knowledge of designers and builders regarding the use of lime-based mortars, which have been used for many centuries. It explores the many benefits of lime-based mortars in the areas of sustainability and design for the 21st century.

The guide is based on extensive research which has helped to establish the best uses for lime-based mortars and their limitations. The final section of this guide identifies other sources of information on their use in new-build, refurbishment and conservation.

Summary of content

This guide aims to enhance the knowledge of designers and builders regarding the use of lime-based mortars, which have been used for many centuries. It explores the many benefits of lime-based mortars in the areas of sustainability and design for the 21st century.

The guide is based on extensive research which has helped to establish the best uses for lime-based mortars and their limitations. The final section of this guide identifies other sources of information on their use in new-build, refurbishment and conservation.