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BRICKS, BLOCKS & CONCRETE 37 EXTRA BENEFITS


In addition to the beneficial aesthetics, a coloured mortar can help to maximise economies in other areas of a build. The nominal cost of coloured (in comparison to standard) mortar will enhance the appeal of a lower quality brick for instance. As mortar accounts for around 17 per cent of the brick work area, it has the ability to transform the appearance of the completed build at a much lower cost. Furthermore, choosing a reputable man- ufacturer which supplies factory produced mortar will ensure consistency and quality for an overall succeful finish. A reliable pro- duction method and the inclusion of syn- thetic iron oxide pigments also removes the potential risk of fading and wash-out, which can happen if a contractor decides to colour a mortar themselves with separately pur- chased pigments.


Factory produced mortar is also likely to be much more predictable and reliable in terms of the final colour once applied and dried. The industry-recognised and re- spected ‘Y reference’ is actually owned by Tarmac and was developed to help house- builders achieve an accurate specification. Ultimately, as housebuilders look to meet market demand and maximise return on the plots they have available, the building products being specified need to be


CHOOSING A REPUTABLE MANUFACTURER WHICH SUPPLIES FACTORY-PRODUCED MORTAR WILL ENSURE CONSISTENCY AND QUALITY TO PROVIDE AN OVERALL SUCCESSFUL RESULT


considered carefully. Rather than simply being components of a building, they need to be approached as tools for creating spaces that are appealing, affordable, and enjoyable to live in. Exploring different


options, such as coloured mortars, is a sim- ple and achievable way of doing just that.


Iain Betts is an expert in mortar from Tarmac’s Building Products division


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