Mortar is often considered the material that either keeps the
bricks apart or bonds them together.
As the photograph shows mortar will alter the overall appearance
of a wall.
The photograph shows walls built using the same brick throughout.
By altering the colour, shade and pointing of the mortar a
startling effect on the overall appearance of the brickwork
The cost of using a coloured mortar is minimal when compared
to the overall cost of an average house, and can sometimes
save money. Selecting a more economical brick and enhancing
the appearance with the selection of a coloured mortar can
reduce the cost and improve the look of a building.
Successful masonry is dependent on the selection of the correct
materials for each application. Before selecting a brick and
mortar, consideration must be given to the following criteria.
- What are the strength requirements of the structure?
- What degree of exposure is there at the site?
- Which bricks will meet the requirements of A and
- Which designation of mortar will be compatible
with A Band C?
- Which joint profile is most suitable?
- Are there any design details that may effect the durability
of the unit?
- Build and view a test panel to confirm your selection
- Allow sufficient time before the start of the project,
for the panel to dry.
Lime based mortars are strong yet sufficiently flexible to
absorb structural movements in buildings. Since the lime in
the mortar remains chemically active any resulting cracks
may be “healed” when the lime reacts with rainwater, so improving
weather resistance and reducing maintenance cost.
Lime based mortars have proved their excellent durability
over the centuries. Lime in mortar allows good workable mixes
with out recourse to sands with high fines content or the
need for high air entrainment. In this way, mortars with excellent
durability and colour stability can be produced.
Our Lime Sand Mortars can be supplied to site in Bulk Tipped
Loads, 8 ton Skips, 1t Big Bags, & 25kg pre-packed bags. Our
Crane off-loading vehicles can place the mortar near to the
mixers, over fences, walls and trenches, without the need
of plant & machinery on site.