Live /

Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now


Archives and Research

Inform Guide: Lime and Cement in Traditional Mortars

Lime and Cement Mortars

This INFORM guide focuses on two commonly used mortar types in Scotland: lime mortars and cement mortars, and the impact that the use of these materials has on stone-built structures. An overview of the physical properties of both mortar types is given, as well as an indication of their technical suitability for use with traditional stone masonry. Selecting a suitable mortar for repair works is important for the conservation of traditional buildings and for preventing masonry decay associated with the use of incompatible materials.

  • Audiences:

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    13 October 2016
  • Publisher:

    Historic Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, INFORM Guide
  • Format(s):

    Download PDF

  • Language: