Members of our architecture team spent a recent Saturday undertaking a Lovell Chen-funded mortar mix research programme with Byrne Construction Systems at their yard in Glen Waverley, Victoria.
The team’s investigation involved mixing a range of mortars based on Heritage Victoria’s Technical Codes, using various combinations of sand, lime and pozzolans, and recording the results in detail for a catalogue of the outcomes. The team achieved 42 different mortars, ranging in colour from light grey to rich orange. They also tried their hands at repointing.
[ Jack, Bob, Iulia, Tina, Stuart, Kash, Max, Audrey and Will, and the 42 mortar mixes (twice), photos : Lovell Chen ]
A big thank you to Byrne Construction Systems >