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These materials are expensive. When white mortar joints are required, build the brickwork in ordinary mortar and use white mortar to complete the joints by pointing. Sulfate-Resisting Portland Cement (SRPC) A variation of Portland cement in which the material that might react with soluble sulfates to cause damage to the mortar is minimal. 5 and is supplied by various manufacturers. It must be kept dry prior to use. Masonry Cement A pre-mixed blend of Portland cement (approximately 75 per cent), an inert filler material and an air entrainer (plasticizer).
Versions with a height of 65mm instead of 90mm were also made. Four courses of these measured 300mm high, which conformed to the characteristic scale of conventional brickwork and for that reason they were preferred by many architects. Metric modular bricks – 90mm high and 190mm long – give these bricks a chunky appearance. Special thin bricks – 41mm high and 248mm long – give this brickwork a very refined appearance. g. housing, health, education and police buildings, but they never became very popular.
The mixture should be slightly damp, ‘earth dry’; it will then keep well. Store in clean conditions, prevent contamination and cover to prevent excessive wetting or drying out. Failure to protect can be the cause of colour inconsistency because fine particles of lime and pigments can be washed away by rain or blown away by wind. Retarded ‘Ready To Use’ Mortars Fully made-up mortars are supplied, ready for use, in bins or tubs by specialist mortar manufacturers. These mortars include a chemical additive that delays setting for periods from up to seventy-two hours.