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Mortars

Ground workers and general builders

No matter the size of the job, the UK factory-produced mortar industry can supply a suitable product using the delivery method required.

Today, mortars come in various forms, from 25 kg plastic bags through to 35-tonne silos and in wet or dry formats. It means great flexibility for the user, with the added reassurance that the mortar will be supplied consistently to the specification required, essential for guaranteed job quality control.

The mortars are made under tightly-controlled factory conditions and delivered to site, ready to use. They have guaranteed mix proportions and overcome any potential problems relating to site mixing. There are two broad versions: ‘wet’ and ‘dry’.

Wet mortars

Wet mortars are stored in tubs on site and require no further mixing. They incorporate a retarding agent that makes them fully useable for a specific period - usually some 36 hours.

Dry mortars

Dry mortars are stored in silos or bags. Silos are delivered to site complete with integral mixers and require only power and water supplies to be connected.

The benefits

Factory-produced mortars provide:

  • accurate cement content
  • consistent strength and colour
  • reduced mixing and labour costs
  • reduced wastage and pilferage
  • guaranteed meeting of specification
  • technical advice and test data upon request.
Where to buy factory-produced mortars

Please click on the following link for contact numbers for MIA member suppliers:

Mortars for groundworkers

 

 
 
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Mortars for groundworkers

Information sheet

Mortars for groundworkers

Data sheets

Data sheets providing a general guide to rendering are:

No. 2 - Factory-produced ready-to-use mortar for masonry

No. 3 - Factory-produced silo mortar for masonry

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