Walls

A wall is a continuous, usually vertical structure, thin in proportion to its length and height, built to provide shelter as an external wall or divide buildings into rooms or compartments as an internal wall.

Walls

WALLS OF BRICK AND BLOCK

Strength and Stability Up to the middle of the twentieth century the design and construction of small buildings, such as houses,

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Lime mortar

Lime is manufactured by burning limestone or chalk and the result of this burning is a dirty white, lumpy material

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Cement mortar

Cement is made by heating a finely ground mixture of clay and limestone, and water, to a temperature at which

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Ready mixed mortar

Of recent years ready mixed mortars have come into use particularly on sites where extensive areas of brickwork are laid.

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Mortar plasticiser

As an alternative to the use of lime it has become practice to use a mortar plasticiser with cement in the

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‘Compo’ mortar

During the last 50 years it has been considered good practice to use a mortar in which the advantages of lime

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Matrix for mortar

The material that was used for many centuries before the advent of Portland cement as the matrix (binding agent) for

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