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Lindisfarne - Packing and Pinning

Lindisfarne - Packing and Pinning

In order to create a hygral barrier and reduce the likelihood of mortar shrinkage, extensive pinnings, using thermalite block shards and natural stone, were set into the mortar.

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Every joint, both internal and external, was pinned. The shards were set in the mortar and tapped back into the joint before being over-pointed prior to sneck harling. Even identical chases were pinned before internal lime plaster finishes.

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