Mortars for Repair and Conservation
To: Thursday 16.11.17
West Dean College
A detailed study of traditional lime mortars, the course provides practical experience on the Ruinette and discussion of materials and methods in both the workshop and lecture room contexts
The course includes a chronology of historic mortars, survey and analysis of mortars, and the recognition and diagnosis of typical failures. Appropriate mortars for a range of masonry conditions, exposures and durabilities are described and demonstrated. Delegates gain practical experience of repointing and mortar repairs using the Ruinette. Various aspects of mortar repair work are considered and demonstrated in the workshop, including suitable tools, mortar design, aggregates, pozzolans and other additives, finishing and curing of repairs. Lecture sessions cover the related topics of lime classification, survey and specification.
All students on this course will receive a copy of English Heritage Practical Building Conservation: Mortars, Renders and Plasters
Fully-inclusive residential course fee from £816
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