Specifying Mortars for Repair, Restoration & New Build

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Attend this seminar to refresh your knowledge, or learn for the first time, how to specify mortars correctly to ensure a successful project.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SLCT Trainers

Charlestown Workshops

£ + VAT

Successful specifications for mortars need to take a holistic view of the building or structure and also be easily understood for communication with those undertaking the work on site. Mortars are a fundamental part of unit masonry construction and render work to a wide range of different backgrounds, whether solid walls, on lath or on cavity wall construction. Choosing or designing the right mortar is essential to ensure compatibility with the background surface, to keep a building weather proof, and to the aesthetics of the structure.

This introduction to specifying involves looking at the performance characteristics of building materials including substrates, relating this to exposure, environment, location, the nature of the mortar work and the time of year of working. Understanding why failures occur also helps to inform the specification process and this seminar looks at case studies of failures, so attendees will know how to avoid them!

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Course Suitability

This seminar is aimed at those specifying or working with mortars including building contractors, planners, architects, surveyors, engineers and other heritage professionals and students.

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Please note: The Scottish Lime Centre Trust reserves the right to withdraw or modify any course being offered. In the event of a programme being withdrawn, we will try to find suitable alternatives.

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Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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