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Last edited 22 Jun 2022
Short Guide, Lime Mortars in Traditional Buildings, published on 1 March 2013 by Historic Scotland, defines hydrated lime as: ‘Powdered lime formed from the slaking (addition of water) of quicklime. This term may be used in reference to hydraulic limes or air limes, but is typically used for the latter.’
Short Guide: Traditional Scottish Brickwork, published, on 1 March 2014 by Historic Environment Scotland, suggests that hydrated Lime: ‘Commonly used to describe non-hydraulic lime powder which is used in modern cement/lime/sand mortars. It is important to distinguish between this and hydraulic Lime which is the material most commonly used in lime mortar mixes in repair work.’
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