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A beginners guide to using lime in construction
on 4 September 2009
What superb value! - and Jane Schofield even sent back an overpayment on the postage.
I am in the building industry (a chartered builder) but did not know anything much about lime mortar as I had never come across its use. This book filled in all the gaps. What types of lime there are, how to mix it and how to use it. In lime wash, in plaster, in rendering and in mortar - even in limewash and limed oak!
It would make an excellent starter book for a student, a builder or a keen do-it-yourselfer. In simple terms it covers the preparation and use of non-hydraulic lime (for Lime Putty), and just touches on hydrated lime (bag lime) and hydraulic lime. And there's a section on the tools to use.
It is a user's guide for the use of lime putty rather than a treatise on the performance of lime mortars. I highly recommend it and look forward to putting it into practice on my old barn.
This book is truly excellent value. Buy it! Tom