Take a closer look at the various functions of limes and other cementing binders in mortars, plasters and renders used in traditional Scottish buildings.
Limes and other cementing binders are used in mortars, plasters, renders, harling, limewash and plastic repairs for a range of purposes. Explore their technical requirements and the development and use of mortars, plasters and renders over the 19th and 20th centuries.
This module will focus heavily on the specification process and give you the ability to assess all relevant aspects of a site, including exposure levels, substrate condition and type. Learn how to recognise failure mechanisms and understand how mortars, plasters and renders should be safely worked.
You will receive detailed instruction in how to apply mortars, plasters, renders and traditional harling, including substrate preparation and aftercare.