EcoMortar Premixed natural hydraulic lime building mortars
St Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes (NHL)
Premixed natural hydraulic lime mortars for building, rendering and finishing coats in a variety of colours
See: COLOUR CHART
The absence of cement, ashes and other pozzolanic additions together with its other qualities, make EcoMortar highly suitable for repair and conservation work on traditional, vernacular and historic buildings. In new build the properties of EcoMortar will allow joint free construction, dispersion of condensation and will accommodate small settlement movements.
- High vapour exchange qualities
- Produced with lower energy than cementitious mixes
- Re-absorption of CO2 in curing
- Will not deteriorate timber
- Possibility of recycling the materials used in building
- Elimination of painted finishes
See: COLOUR CHART
Mechanical characteristics Type C construction grade – Type
F Finishing grade
(Medium waterproofing) – Type WP/NHL3.5 (Maximum waterprofing)
|Units||EcoMortar C & F
With NHL 3.5
|EcoMortar C & F
with NHL2 and WP with NHL 3.5
|Dry bulk density||kg/m3||1400||1400|
|Compressive strenght 7 days||N/mm2||1.2||1.0|
WP = 0.85
Type C and F
1 - 2
2 - 3
Granulometries (maximum grain size):
EF = 0.8mm TF= 1.3mm F= 1.8mm M= 2.5mm
Type WP only available in EF and TF.
|C Grade||F Grade||WP Grade|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL3,5 EF 020||ECOMORTAR F NHL3,5 EF 020||ECOMORTAR WP NHL3,5 EF 020|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL3,5 TF 020||ECOMORTAR F NHL3,5 TF 020||ECOMORTAR WP NHL3,5 TF 020|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL3,5 M 020||ECOMORTAR F NHL3,5 M 020|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL2 EF 020||ECOMORTAR F NHL2 EF 020|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL2 TF 020||ECOMORTAR F NHL2 TF 020|
|ECOMORTAR C NHL2 M 020|
Available in a wide range of colours.
When used as a finishing coat make sure that the backing coat is straight, dry and sufficiently hard to accept the finishing coat.
For Roughcast and Harling coarser granulometries are available on special order (G4= 4mm and G5= 5mm).
Packing: 25 kg. Bags
Shelf life: 12 months in dry storage conditions. Re-seal partly used bags immediately.
Preparation: in ordinary drum mixers (mix for about 5 minutes)
EcoMortar Granulometry EF: 4.5 to 5 liters per 25 kg bag
EcoMortar Granulometry TF, F, M: 4 to 5 liters per 25 kg bag
Consumption per 25Kg Bag
RENDERS AND PLASTERS: 1.6 m² at 10 mm thickness
Building: 50 std Bricks (no Frog)
Re-Pointing: 17 linear metres for 10mm x 10mm joints
Application: on clean and dry background not water proofed.
Dampen adequately dry or high suction surfaces. Protect against strong rain,
frost, drying wind or direct strong sun until sufficient hardening has occurred.
See also “Protecting lime mortars”.
For further Guidance, contact your St Astier Distributor.
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