fsb_logo

DELIVERIES: Readymade is delivered to site for discharge into site containers, or into containers on smaller projects. Flexible for jobs of all sizes. Readymade can be delivered to suit the requirements of the customer, and avoid interruption to work schedules. Readymixed renders can also be provided on request. Readymade mortar is manufactured from computerised weighing systems, under carefully monitored conditions to ensure optimum quality. Both the finished product and all component materials comply with relevant British Standards.

Working in hot conditions The primary concern during hot weather is the evaporation of water from the mortar and a reduced board life. If sufficient water is not present, the bond between the mortar and brickwork may be reduced. Readymade tubs should be kept covered and all material, equipment and mortar boards kept in the shade at all times. Tubs and mortar boards should also be rinsed with cool water before they come into contact with the mortar. Under hot, dry and windy conditions bricks and blocks should be laid more rapidly after placing the mortar. It is also recommended that newly laid masonry is protected against rapid drying by covering with damp hessian or similar sheeting in extreme conditions. Working in cold conditions Mortar strength generally occurs at temperatures over about 4C. Therefore it is recommended not to lay masonry when the temperature falls below this as the characteristics may be affected, especially during periods of freezing conditions. Mortar tubs should be adequately covered to provide protection against rain, frost and snow. During prolonged periods of very cold weather, it is best practice to store the material away. Do not use mortar that contains ice particles or lay mortar on frozen surfaces. All bricks and blocks should also be adequately covered to provide protection against rain, frost and snow. Masonry that is saturated should not be laid, or when there is a danger of freezing. As mortar hardens more slowly in cold weather, all newly laid masonry should be covered to provide protection against rain, frost and snow. Unless the work is protected there is always the risk that water in the mortar and masonry will freeze. If there is any danger of this, then consider using an insulating layer like hessian or quilting, which should be kept dry by covering with waterproof sheeting. Position the protective covers away from facework to avoid sweating and consequent staining. Secure the covers to prevent them from being dislodged by wind and allow the masonry to dry out before removing. Readymade mortar is manufactured from computerised weighing systems, under carefully monitored conditions to ensure optimum quality. Both the finished product and all component materials comply with relevant British Standards. Durability The controlled production of Readymade results in an extremely durable product. The range also demonstrated superior resistance to penetration by rain water, which can greatly prolong the life of your masonry construction. Readymixed renders can also be provided on request

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.


Get Flash Player