Bricklaying Question

What the mix for lime mortat for brick wall

5 Answers

when using lime fore i allways use a mix of for shovels of sand one of cement and one lime or you can by tubs all made up depending wot sort of brickwork it for

Answered 23rd May 2011

rons landscaping

Member since 25 Mar 2009

Can you re-edit your question, and state wether you want a mix for building the wall, or repointing.

Answered 23rd May 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

5 shovels building sand,1 shovel cement,1 shovel lime,wear gloves as lime cause skin irretation

Answered 23rd May 2011


Member since 31 Oct 2010

1 part cement, 2 part hydraulic lime nhl 3.5, 9 parts sharp grit sand.
This mix will give you a coarse finish that will bring the aggregate up showing the grit when brushed finish, it is sometimes best to joint it up with a piece of square edged hardwood aswell.
Hydraulic lime is better than hydrated as it lets the walls breathe minimilising damp problems.

Answered 23rd May 2011


Member since 1 Aug 2008

We use a mix of 4 level buckets of light medium sharp sand, 1 level bucket of Hydrated Lime and the equivelant to 1 shovel full of White Cement as measuring every mix keeps the drying colour the same throughout the project, this mix also proves more accurate when matching North Norfolk properties. You can also use Hydralic lime where the mix can be 3 sand to 1 lime with no cement where flexability is requires, for example listed buildings, but this option works out to be more expensive as you will pay almost double the price for the natural Hydralic lime.

Answered 24th May 2011

SGC Masterbuild

Member since 20 Sep 2009

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