Concrete & Mortar Handbook (e-Book)

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Concrete & Mortar Handbook ­– A guide for using concrete and mortar correctly. This is an essential handbook for anyone working with concrete and mortar, whether a complete novice or tradesman, DIY handyman or small builder who has experience in the various fields of construction. It is also a great on-site handbook for professionals in the field.
Simply presented, concise and self-explanatory, this 45-page ebook is packed full of all the essential information needed to complete any project of this kind with success. It contains comprehensive information that covers all the basics required for concrete-work, along with essential facts and useful tips and techniques necessary for working successfully with mortar, whether used for bricklaying, plaster or screeds. This includes good, solid information on everything from the right choice of materials used to make quality concrete and mortar, to mixing methods for concrete and mortar, how to place and finish concrete, and how to plaster walls and/or tackle floors.

Vital technical details are explained in simple language that even a beginner will be able to grasp, and from it gain sufficient confidence to proceed with most standard jobs.

All chapters within the book are illustrated with full-colour photographs that clearly augment the relevant text, including step-by-step sections presented to further simplify the tasks at hand.

A number of technical tables give the correct quantities and mix proportions to be used for preparing various grades of concrete as well as mixing ratios for mortar, plaster and floor screeds. There is a section on how to colour concrete and mortar; examples of how to quantify materials; another section on batching for hand-compacted concrete when using a small concrete mixer; as well as invaluable instructions on how to do field tests on sand to be used for mortar or plaster. To read this book you will need Adobe Acrobat pdf viewer, please click the link at the top of the page (free).

6 reviews for Concrete & Mortar Handbook (e-Book)

  1. Themba

    This book had gave me a clear understanding of the construction works, and also in terms of mixing of concrete.

  2. Roelf (verified owner)

    Excellent book .It explains in layman terms and is an excellent reference tool.

  3. Morné Grobler

    I knew nothing about building. I started building a fish pond as well as a bonfire pit. Purchasing this e-book has given me great insight as to the concrete and plaster aspects and has also motivated me to take on some more projects. The obtaining of the e-book also went very smoothly. Thanks for a great tool. I now know what I am talking about. ????

    • Janek

      Thanks for the great comment Morné. I hope some of our other books here will help you with your projects.

  4. Sam

    5 stars

  5. Johan (verified owner)

    Just what I needed.

  6. builder tunde

    Thanks for the info.

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