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Building with Lime : A practical introduction - Stafford Holmes

Building with Lime

A practical introduction

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Lime has been used in building for thousands of years and, used well, it continues to be the best and most versatile binder in the world. Building with Lime is an invaluable source of practical advice for those considering lime as a building material, and a general reference to the broad range of uses for lime in construction. It shows how to make the best use of different types of lime, whether extracted locally or transported from further afield.

* Designed for builders, architects, surveyors, engineers and manufacturers around the world and for those maintaining old buildings

* Clear explanation of all the major uses of lime in building, including mortars and plasters, painting and finishes, ceiling and foundations, repair, maintenance and conservation

* How to recognize limestone, carry out field tests and meet national standards

* Numerous examples, line illustrations and photographs

* Other sources of information and help, including an extensive glossary, bibliography, helpful appendices and index

* The new larger page size, improved layout and essential updating of this revised edition make Building with Lime the "lime bible."

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Acknowledgementsp. vii
Dedicationp. viii
Forewordp. ix
An approach to using limep. 1
Lime: a versatile binderp. 1
Characteristics of limesp. 2
Air limes, hydraulic limes, and those in betweenp. 4
What limes do in buildingsp. 4
Specifying building limesp. 6
What lime is and how it is preparedp. 8
Introductionp. 8
Preparationp. 9
Hydraulic limesp. 12
Pozzolanic additivesp. 14
Magnesian limesp. 14
Tools and equipmentp. 16
Tools for limep. 16
Plant and equipmentp. 17
Setting-out toolsp. 23
Plasterers' toolsp. 28
Masons' tools and additional equipmentp. 42
Limewashesp. 49
Uses and qualitiesp. 49
Preparation of a basic limewashp. 50
Additives to the basic limewashp. 53
Applying limewashp. 56
Performance standards and trial mixesp. 58
Lime mortarsp. 60
Definition of mortarp. 60
Performancep. 60
Basic materials for mortarp. 63
Additivesp. 65
Mortar preparationp. 67
Mortar from non-hydraulic (Class A) quicklimep. 70
Mortar from hydraulic (Class C) quicklimep. 71
Mix proportionsp. 72
Application of mortarp. 72
Trial mixesp. 75
Plain lime plastering for interiorsp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Toolsp. 77
Backgroundsp. 77
Materials for lime plasteringp. 83
Plain lime plaster applicationp. 88
Texture and finishesp. 98
Ceilingsp. 99
Gauging with gypsum or plaster of Parisp. 101
External renders and thrown finishesp. 103
Introductionp. 103
Toolsp. 105
Backgroundsp. 106
Materialsp. 106
External lime render, mixes and applicationsp. 110
Thrown finishesp. 112
Traditional Indian rendersp. 117
Lime gauging, daub and earth finishesp. 120
Gauging with Portland cementp. 121
Identification of faultsp. 122
Decorative plasterworkp. 127
Introductionp. 127
Run mouldingsp. 127
Cast mouldsp. 134
Pargetingp. 138
Modelling stucco in situp. 140
Depeterp. 143
Carved and diapered plasterp. 144
Sgraffitop. 146
Italian stuccosp. 148
Stabilization and other mixes incorporating limep. 152
Earth stabilizationp. 152
Daub constructionp. 154
Pise de terre or rammed earthp. 156
Lime-stabilized earth bricks and blocksp. 157
Lime and cow dung rendering and pargetingp. 163
Renders and slurries for soil structuresp. 164
Roof finishesp. 166
Tar and lime coatingp. 167
Calcium silicate bricks and componentsp. 168
Substructure: floors, roads and lime concretep. 171
Floors and pavingp. 171
Roadsp. 178
Lime concretep. 182
Hydraulic mortar and concrete specificationsp. 186
Lime concrete canal lining in Indiap. 189
Water mortars for making lime concretesp. 190
Limestone recognition, testing and standardsp. 193
Field investigationp. 193
Geological origin of rocksp. 194
Limestone recognitionp. 195
Field tests for limep. 203
Field tests for sand, pozzolans and mortarsp. 216
Field tests for soil stabilizationp. 223
Standard test methodsp. 227
National standardsp. 237
Maintenance guidelinesp. 240
Introductionp. 240
Structural movementp. 240
Roof coveringsp. 241
Rainwater goods above groundp. 241
Drainage below groundp. 242
Sanitary fittingsp. 242
Maintaining wall finishesp. 243
Maintaining ceilings and decorative plasterworkp. 246
Metalworkp. 249
Floorsp. 249
Roads and pathsp. 250
Vegetationp. 250
Summaryp. 251
References and bibliographyp. 252
Glossaryp. 259
Appendicesp. 280
Proposed classification of building limes by hydraulicityp. 280
Pozzolans: natural and artificialp. 282
Sieve gauge and mesh size conversion tablep. 285
Select list of national standardsp. 286
Minerals associated with common limestone chemicalsp. 290
Chemical analysis of hydraulic limes and natural cementsp. 292
Effects of the addition of pure limes to natural hydraulic limesp. 293
Suitability of soils for the addition of limep. 294
Recommended quantities of gypsum for gauging internal lime plasterp. 295
Comparative crushing strengths of mortars and associated building materialsp. 296
Properties of bricks and blocksp. 297
Comparative compressive strengths of traditional British lime mortars with those given in some European standardsp. 299
Conversion tablesp. 300
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9781853395475
ISBN-10: 1853395471
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st November 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised