CPCCBC406B_mortar - Section 5 Mortar Introduction Materials...

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CPCCBC4006B Element 2 Demonstrate how you ensure suitable building materials are selected for the application 1 © New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission, 2013 (TAFE NSW – WSI) Section 5 – Mortar Introduction Materials have long been sought to mix with sand to produce mortar for masonry for both bedding and render. These materials have traditionally included lime or gypsum and more recently Portland cement has replaced them as the setting agent. Mortars are used in residential building in the following areas: as a render on masonry as a bedding agent in brickwork as a bedding agent for ceramic tiles as a bedding agent for roof tiles as a grout for ceramic tiles as a ‘topping’ mortar for concrete
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