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Mortar Analysis

Mortar analysis is carried out by conservators and can be useful in matching the sands, aggregate and other elements used in a historic mortar, so the precise nature of any mortar is understood.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Mortar Analysis
AKS Ward Lister Beare
Manor Court 26 Bancroft, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JW (and London, Oxford and Southampton)
Tel 01462 420668 Fax 01462 438630
As well as the typical work of conservation structural engineers with minimal alteration, other services included advice on cleaning and repairing masonry, finite element analysis of existing structures, forensic engineering, historical mortar analysis and building stones identification. We have also assessed, advised and co-ordinated the sympathetic cleaning of terracotta and faience including Harrods. AKS Ward have been synonymous with the assessment and treatment for the corrosion of steel frames behind masonry elevations since the 1970's, with its common sobriquet "Regent's Street Disease". Conservation projects have included the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kings Cross and St Pancras.
Cliveden Conservation
The Tennis Courts, Cliveden Estate, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JA
Tel 01628 604721 Fax 01628 660379
The Cliveden Conservation Workshop since its foundation as the National Trust Statuary Workshop in 1982, then as an independent company from 1990, has developed great expertise in specialist areas of conservation such as statuary conservation, architectural conservation, stone, plasterwork, masonry, carving and the decorative arts.
The Lime Centre
Long Barn, Morestead, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1LZ
Tel 01962 713636 Fax 01962 715350
Supplier of lime putty, lime mortar, limewash, hydraulic lime, aggregate, mortar analysis, tools, specialist training, advice and consultancy.
The Traditional Lime Company
Church Farm, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 0QJ
Tel 01242 525444
The aim of the Traditional Lime Company is to promote the use of lime building products by offering a complete service. With experience gained over two decades they can provide expert technical support that includes mortar analysis, on site guidance and advice. They can design mortar mixes to replicate historic mortars using our comprehensive sand library and they work together with specifiers to create the correct products for each project. The company manufactures a wide range of lime putty (non-hydraulic) mortars, renders and plasters and are main distributors for St Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime products.
Rose of Jericho, Horchester Farm, Holywell, Nr. Evershot, Dorchester Dorset DT2 0LL Telephone 01935 83676 Fax 01935 83903 Website: