This INFORM provides information on the use of proprietary restoration mortars for repair of stone masonry. It identifies the types of products available for carrying out such repairs; the scenarios in which their use might be appropriate; the practical considerations for their use; and the associated visual implications. The use of restoration mortars is neither a long term or ‘like-for-like’ repair approach for traditional buildings, but situations can arise where it provides an acceptable solution for minor masonry repairs.
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The Engine Shed has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. It enables us to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings.