Hot mixed Lime Mortars

Cost: £55

Course start date: 16/3/17

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Duration Day Date/Time Room Tutor
1 day
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dutch barn & masonry classroom Alison Henry, Nigel Copsey, Nick Durnan


Following on from last year’s very well received ‘hot-mixed’ lime mortar day, and due to high demand, we have organised a repeat event at Weymouth College Stonemasonry and Conservation department at Poundbury in Dorset on the 16th March 2017. In recent years, forums, demonstrations and practical days have been held across the country, led by practitioners and professionals experienced in the use of hot-mixed lime mortars. These meetings have generated considerable interest in the use of quick lime on site and its increasing use in specifications. However, some contractors, conservators, clients and specifiers may begin to feel unsure when considering which type of mortar to use in different circumstances. At this time of heightened interest it is important to have clear information and an open debate concerning the use (and mis-use) of lime mortars whether mature lime putty, natural hydraulic lime or quick lime. Although the subject is complex and extensive, a day of discussion and sharing of knowledge can only be of benefit. With this in mind architects, surveyors, architectural technologists, conservation officers, conservators, stone masons and other practitioners have been invited to attend what is sure to be a great opportunity to learn and share knowledge. For this event Alison Henry (Senior Conservator in the Building Conservation and Research Team, Historic England), Nigel Copsey (the Earth, Stone and Lime Company) and Nick Durnan (conservator and consultant) will give talks on historic lime and hot-mixed lime mortars and the latest research in Natural Hydraulic Limes.

After the presentations there will be Q & A discussion with Alison, Nigel and Nick. A practical demonstration of hot-mixed lime mortars will be followed by hands on activities in our purpose-built covered work area. Hot Mixed Mortar 0930 Introduction and talk by Alison Henry. Current research on use and performance of hot mixes and update on research of NHL mortars 1015 Coffee break 1030 Nigel Copsey. Hot mixed lime and earth mortar 1130 Nick Durnan. Conservation repairs using hot mixed mortar 1150 Question and Answer session with Alison, Nigel and Nick 1230 Buffet lunch 1330 Practical demonstration 1430 Hands on workshop Early booking is advised. For Booking and Payment information please call 0800 808 9440 and ask for ‘Hot Lime Day’ at the Dorset Centre for Creative Arts The course will be run at our purpose built masonry workshops at Poundbury. For queries other than booking please contact Philip Scorer on 07812 170 139 *protected email*. Only 40 places available

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