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Refurbishment Case Study 26

Black Bull Close, Dunbar: Hot-Mixed Lime Mortar Trials

Cover image showing a stone wall at black bull close in Dunbar refurbished and bound with lime mortar

This case study is one of a series of site trials sponsored by Historic Environment Scotland to assess the feasibility of the preparation and use of hot-mixed mortars on-site, and to test their practicality and durability. 

The work contributes to the evidence being gathered by HES on the preparation and use of traditional mortars. 

The work was also done in collaboration with The Ridge, a Community Interest Company, in order to assist with their objectives to restore a garden plot for community use. It helped to train local tradespeople and volunteers in the use of traditional lime and rubble building techniques.

  • Audiences:

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

    27 June 2018
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Case Study, Refurbishment Case Studies
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