Best Site Practices for making, using & curing lime mortars

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This half day refresher course aims to provide an overview of the now large range of lime binders and ready mixed mortars on the market and how to prepare, use and cure them successfully.

Dates:

11 January 2019

Time:
8 a.m. - noon
Trainers:
SLCT Trainers
Venue:

Charlestown Workshops

Price:
£90.00 + VAT

This half day refresher course is a mix of theory and practical ‘hands-on’ sessions designed to introduce the wide range of lime binders and ready mixed mortars on the market so you know your way around NHLs, HLs, and FLs with confidence. The morning progresses with a look at appropriate sands and aggregates from our extensive database and includes a step by step guide on how to proportion out materials accurately for consistent mortar mixes, how to use them for hand or machine application for a variety of finishes. The morning ends with the bit you can’t see, that’s how to cure them to ensure a successful outcome, that’s full hydration of the hydraulic components and full carbonation. Job done!

 

Course suitability

This course is aimed at those who work on sites using lime mortars, have responsibility for delivering  lime mortared projects and may have attended a lime mortar course some time ago and want to keep up to date with the latest products on the market.

Learning outcomes:

Understanding of the different lime binders currently available in the UK and what they can achieve and where they can be used;

Understand the importance of choosing appropriate sands and aggregates for lime based mortars;

Ability to accurately proportion out lime, sand and water content to produce consistent, repeatable mixes;

Understand the setting characteristics and aftercare required for the successful curing of traditional mortars.

Course programme:

  • Breakfast roll with tea and coffee to kick off the morning;
  • Health and safety briefing;
  • The purpose of mortars (of any type);
  • Looking at the range of lime binders and ready mixed, dry bagged and wet mortars available in the UK;
  • Proportioning out lime, sand and water content to make consistent, repeatable mortar mixes;
  • Introduction to the additives that have been developed for lime mortars, what they do and when to use them;
  • The advantages of dry or wet, ready mixed lime mortars – have a go and get a feel for them;
  • Best practices for finishing mortar work and curing mortars to reach full hydration of the hydraulic components and full carbonation.

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