RILEM TC 203-RHM: repair mortars for historic masonry. Performance requirements for renders and plasters

Caspart Groot, John Hughes, Koen van Balen, Beril Bicer-Simcir, Luigia Binda, Jan Elsen, Rob van Hees, Thorborg von Konow, Jan Erik Lindqvist, Paul Maurenbrecher, Ionna Papayanni, Maria Subercaseaux, Cristina Tedeschi, Eleni-Eva Toumbakari, Margaret Thompson, Jan Valek, Rosario Veiga

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This article gives a summary of functional and performance requirements for renders and plasters for historic masonry (design, execution and maintenance). Specific attention has been paid to degradation effects, such as caused by salt crystallization and freeze–thaw cycling. Traditional as well as designed prefab mortars are considered for repair intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1285
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2012



  • Renders
  • plasters
  • requirements
  • degradation
  • repair

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