Lime and lime based mortars
This course is intended to provide the candidate the understanding of working with lime-based mortars when building with or making repairs to traditional masonry, stonework and brickwork. It offers a balanced mix of theoretical and practical training.
Summary of content
- Properties of lime
- Lime: strengths, uses, limitations, manufacture, hybrid mixes.
- Hot mixed lime.
- Sand, aggregates and additives.
- Setting: carbonation, the lime cycle, environmental benefits.
- Mixing methods and guidelines.
- Building with stone - dry stone, mortared masonry, random rubble, dressed stone.
- Additives: pozzolans, hair, mesh reinforcement.
- Preparation - of site, working area, stone, aftercare.
- Tools - traditional and modern.
- Winter working with lime.
- Specifying mortars.
- Mortar analysis.
- Consolidation, repairs and pointing
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone who has experience of working in construction- either heritage or modern. It is particularly relevant to those working with masonry with a drive to learn more about traditional materials and methods.
CITB Training standards and grants
This course is a CITB training standard. CITB registered companies may be eligible to apply for funding from CITB to cover the cost of this course and to receive a short course grant. For full details of available grants and funding please visit https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/ or speak with your CITB local adviser.
CITB GET code and grant tier
GET0516 Grant tier 2