Analytical investigation of traditional lime plasters : The case of Sardinia, Italy


Fodde, E., 2008. Analytical investigation of traditional lime plasters : The case of Sardinia, Italy. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 2 (2), pp. 187-198.

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    The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the nature of lime plasters of a region of Sardinia, Italy. Several samples of scratch coat and skim coat were collected from both external and internal parts, and their study was assessed by employing a straightforward methodology. The conclusions are of practical implication for future conservation as the experimental analysis provided the following information: type of aggregate, ratios between binder and aggregate, calculation of aggregate grading envelopes for every subcategory, softness and management of water vapor, use of pozzolana, and nonhydraulicity of lime.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsFodde, E.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsvernacular buildings, lime plaster, aggregate, sardinia, experimental analysis, italy
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Publisher StatementFodde_2008_IJAH_2_2_187.pdf: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Fodde, E 2008, 'Analytical investigation of traditional lime plasters: The case of Sardinia, Italy' International Journal of Architectural Heritage, vol 2, no. 2, pp. 187-198, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
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