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Technical Paper 30

Historic Literature Review of Traditional Lime Mortars

Technical Paper 30 is a review of the historic literature relating to lime mortars. It is based on the reading of historic texts from 160BC - 1955 that describe the preparation of lime mortars in varying detail. 

This paper and the others in our series are a result of an identified need to better understand the performance, qualities, materials, preparation techniques, and applications of traditional mortars. It is hoped and intended that these insights will critically engage with and help inform current practice.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    18 September 2019

  • Publication Types

    Technical Paper, Technical, Advice & Guidance

  • Author(s)

    Nigel Copsey

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    Technical Paper 30 (1.83 MB)
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