This is the response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry. In order to reduce
material costs for a school buildings project in the Democratic Republic
of Congo, advice was sought on suitable alternative mortar and rendering
mixes and building blocks. The suitability of soil or concrete blocks
for building construction is discussed, and different mortar and render
mixtures are suggested.
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Practical Action Consulting. Cement mortar mix for school building. Final Report, April 2008. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2008) 5 pp.