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Historic mortars revived; developing local materials and crafts for restoration



Title: Historic mortars revived; developing local materials and crafts for restoration
Author(s): E. Sandstr÷m Malinowski
Paper category : conference
Book title: Workshop Repair Mortars for Historic Masonry
Editor(s): C. Groot
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-083-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 328 - 338
Total Pages: 11
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: Knowledge of historic lime mortars, crafts and skills is a prerequisite in qualified architectural restoration of masonry buildings. The article gives an account of a project at Lńck÷ Castle that focuses on the following question: how can mortars and plasters compatible with the characteristics and durability of high-quality historic examples be developed. Pilot studies are carried out on the facades of Lńck÷ Castle - a Swedish national monument from the 17-th century - with the goal of developing a plan for com-prehensive restoration. The planned, forthcoming restoration of the facades offers a unique opportunity to develop, implement, test and evaluate materials and methods un-der a long period of time.


Online publication: 2009-06-08
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00