Workshop: Better use of lime mortar on traditional and historic buildings

Workshop organised in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the School of Geography and Environment and Cliveden Conservation and supported by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

Researchers in Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment along with Cliveden Conservation are developing a pilot decision-making tool to encourage and support building practitioners onsite and conservation specialists, such as specifiers, working on historic and traditional masonry to use and advise on lime mortar better and more efficiently. 

lime mortar

This tool will aim to: 

  • Direct practitioners toward using lime and not cement;

  • Give a step by step guide for the decision-making process of using lime: understanding that for different environments and masonry different limes may be suitable;

  • Help to choose the best lime and sand to use, in which ratio for specific location, topography, and stone types;

  • Improve knowledge sharing between scientific researchers and practitioners. 

This workshop is part of the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award: Decision-making tool for better use of lime mortar on traditional and historic buildings

 

If you would like to attend please email: lucie.fusade@ouce.ox.ac.uk before April 24th.