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Measuring for Lime

Brick laying

Traditional and Conservation Slaked Lime Mortar

1 x 20 kilo pot will lay 13 to 20 bricks

1 pallet = 45 x 20 kilo pots.

1 dumpy bag (900 kilo), will lay between 600 to a 900 bricks. This is dependent on the bed joint, the finish and the frog of the brick.

Pointing With Lime Mortar

It is very difficult to gauge how far a 20kg pot of pointing mix will go as there are so many variables involved. It depends on how wide the bed joint is are, how loose the mortar was and therefore how deep you are raking out and lastly the brick size.

When I have used my products in the past to point, I have usedas much as a pot per square meter on a really bad wall, however, were the walls have been laid using a tighter bed I have pointed three meters from one pot.

Lastly if you work with a plastic sheet on the ground all the mortar that is dropped can be softened with a bit more water and used again provided it has not totally dried out.

NHL 2

1 x 25 kilo pot will lay 59 to 84 bricks 

1000 kilo pallet (40 x 25 kilo pots) gauged at 2.5 sharp sand to 1 lime by volume, gauged with water to a useable consistency will lay 2360 to 3360 bricks dependent on the bed joint, the brick finish and the frog of the brick.

NHL 3.5

1 x 25 kilo pot will lay 59 to 84 bricks

1000 kilo pallet (40 x 25 kilo pots) gauged at 2.5 sharp sand to1 lime by volume, gauged with water to a useable consistency will lay 2360 to 3360 bricks dependent on the bed joint, the brick finish and the frog of the brick.

NHL 5-Z

1 x 25 kilo pot will lay 53 to 72 bricks

1000 kilo pallet (40 x 25 kilo pots) gauged at 2 sharp sand to1 lime by volume gauged With water to a usable consistency will lay 2120 to 3000 bricks dependent on the bed joint, the brick finish and the frog of the brick.

Plastering

Traditional slaked lime mortar (haired and un-haired)

1 x 20 kilo pot will cover 1.1msq at a thickness of 10mm assuming the wall is flat. On old property's this is seldom the case so please make allowances for the building you are working on.

45 x 20 kilo pots or one dumpy bag 900kilo will cover up to 50 meter square on to brick (10mm thickness), however this area should be halved when applying to laths.

Slaked lime plaster

20 kilo pot will cover 5.5 meter square. Often in my experience it is more likely to lay on at between 3 to 5 mm when you allow for the coarseness of the backing coat.

900 kilo will cover up to 250 meter square at 2mm

In addition, I recommend our super fine finishing plaster to help achieve a really smooth finish with a lot less effort.

NHL Lime Render

25 kilo gauged by weight will render 1msq at 10mm again assuming the walls are in first-rate condition.

You can make a top coat plaster with NHL using fine plastering sand or use our range of ready-made slaked lime plasters and our superfine finishing plaster.


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