Would you be able to identify the form of construction adopted within a historic building in order to specify the required mortar repairs; the advice of suitable specialists is essential as part of well planned and executed physical works to historic buildings, and an awareness of the considerations for specialist repairs, such as the appropriate specification for lime mortar mixes is crucial.
IHBC’s Context journal can help boost your knowledge of the issues to be considered, as Michael Beare and James Miller offer a conservation engineer’s view on lime mortars in Issue 154 of Context: ‘Working with Lime and Stone’.
image: Context 156 – sands and aggregates by James Miller
A complementary CPD opportunity on engineering is the next IHBC North Branch event, offered with partners, an exploration of ‘Structural repair of historic buildings’ by Ian Hume, former Head of Conservation Engineering at English Heritage, on 4 October – from 9.30 to 4.30 at the Carlisle Civic Centre.
Find out more about the event below:
View the article
View the Context archive
View more information on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)
View more information on IHBC HESPR