Mortars

EBM mortars

Using the right mortar with the right brick is paramount to achieving high quality brickwork. EBM can help you specify the right mortar for your brickwork and supply it from our range of carefully selected lime based and cementitious mortars.

We recommend using hydrated lime based masonry mortars to improve the hydration of the cement and the overall performance of the mortar joint, including its ability to accommodate some movement in the building and reduce the risk of water ingress.  Hydrated lime based mortar is 'self healing' and protects against excessive cracking and efflorescence.  Highly workable and easy to use, it provides a better bond between masonry units.

For exposed and damp conditions and the conservation of historic buildings, we can supply cement-free hydraulic lime mortars. They offer a harder and faster set than hydrated lime mortars and can set under water.

Mortar colours, textures and profiles can greatly affect the look of finished brickwork.  This image shows different mortar effects used on the same brick to form patterned brickwork.

To avoid unattractive mortar colour variations which can spoil the overall appearance of the brickwork, use only premixed mortars.