Govan THI - Making and Using Traditional MortarsBook courses
This course is being delivered as part of the Govan Cross THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) scheme. There is no charge to attend but booking is required as places are limited.
19-20 May 2014
09.30 - 16.30
- Merryhill Training Centre, Fife
Free as part of Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative
This popular two day introductory course will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology, how to approach re-pointing work in traditional buildings and the correct materials to use. The reasons to use traditional mortars will also be explained to allow you to better advise clients and the course will enable participants to complete pointing to traditional buildings to high standards.
This course is suitable for building contractors, trades people, semi-skilled and time-served operatives and homeowners living or working in the Govan area.
- Understanding traditional building technology
- Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars
- Ability to undertake accurate mixing for repeatability and cost effective work
- Understanding the setting characteristics of lime mortars
- Health and Safety issues
- Historic use of lime mortars
- Processing lime
- Best practice for mortar mixing
- Inspecting masonry
- Using the right tools
- Preparing masonry joints
- Techniques of working
- Placing of mortar for repointing
- Joint finishing
- Curing and protection regimes