Why should we use lime mortar in today`s modern construction world?
There are many reasons why lime mortar is making a resurgence in the modern world of construction. Lime is a traditional binding material, which has been used for thousands of years for laying bricks, rendering and plastering before the introduction of Portland Cement. It is critical to differentiate been Portland Cement and lime in your brickwork, if you intend to make repairs (pointing) or extensions to your building. Never mix Lime with Cement, especially old brickwork as it was designed to have small amount movement. Most old brick built buildings are of a solid wall construction and very in thickness. Hydrated Lime can take a long time to harden, so very thick walls was used so they could build more than 3ft high every month.