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Mortars: Technical Research in Lime Mortars for Building Conservation
By Bill Martin (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Maney Pub
Publication date June 6, 2014
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781844072569
ISBN-10 1844072568
Original list price $67.50
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Mortars based on lime were once fundamental to most construction in the United Kingdom. Over the course of the twentieth-century these became eclipsed by cement mortars, with perceived superior properties. The demise of lime-based materials in building construction and
repair was accompanied by a loss in understanding of their material properties, their fabrication and use.

The deleterious effects of cement repairs in historic buildings and the benefits of lime were well acknowledged by the late twentieth century. However, the process of regeneration of a largely defunct practice was fraught with limitations. By 1985 English Heritage instigated a proactive
program of field research at Hadrian’s Wall. This soon evolved into extensive laboratory investigations into the properties of mortars based on non-hydraulic, hydraulic lime, and additives.

This book will present the definitive account of the technical results of field and laboratory research and the implications for best practice in the conservation and repair of historic buildings. It will be of interest to conservation architects and scientists, conservators and managers of the
built environment.

The book also includes contributions from Jeanne Marie Teutonico, David Mason, John Stewart, Clara Willet and Sophie Godfraind.


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