This short guide provides a background to the history and use of lime mortars in traditional buildings, the sourcing of raw materials, preparation of lime mortars for repairs and how to recognise and reduce the risk of failure.
Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
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.