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Mortars for Repair and Conservation

From: Monday 13.11.17
at 6:00pm
To: Thursday 16.11.17
at 3:30pm

West Dean College

Event description: 

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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