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Useful summary of benefits of lime plaster/mortar in buildings #limeplaster #limerender

Useful summary of benefits of lime plaster/mortar in buildings #limeplaster #limerender

Lime mortar, render and plaster Advantages over cement • By being produced at lower temperatures than cement, lime mortar requires less energy, resulting in 20% less CO2 output. • Lime putty absorbs CO2 in the curing process. Non-hydraulic lime absorbs nearly its own weight in CO2 , hydraulic lime, around 75% and lower. • Lime mortar can be re-cycled, unlike cement • Bricks using lime mortar can be recycled unlike the cement bonded equivalent which can only be used for hardcore. • Strong, flexible, permeable. Traditional buildings built using lime mortar move and absorb moisture. In comparison with cement mortar which is rigid, lime mortar 'moves' with the structure and so prevents masonry from cracking. By using lime mortar, expansion joints can be avoided. Likewise the imperviousness of cement mortar prevents it from absorbing water from the structure whereas lime mortar...

Full article: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/lime-mortar-render.php

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