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Trowel Ready Mortar

Northstone Materials produces a range of quality plain and coloured mortars for the Northern Ireland construction market. Suitable for major local building projects to domestic DIY and everything in between, our mortar is delivered to site in quantities to suit the customer's requirements. Northstone produce the following mortar products:

  • Building mortar for brick and block laying
  • Plastering mortar for internal and external applications
  • Full range of coloured mortars.

Mortar is delivered in tubs and is ready for immediate use. With no set-up or breakdown costs and minimal wastage, this system offers the contractor significant economic advantages over site-mixed mortar.

In keeping with the Northstone Materials dedication to quality across its product range, our mortar is produced in modern computer controlled weigh-batching plants to ensure consistency and long term durability.

All raw materials used in Mortar manufacturing comply with the relevant British Standard and our mortars are produced to meet the requirements set out in BS4721. Table 4 from this Standard which outlines mortar designations and associated strengths is shown below:

Mortar Designation Cement Sand with Plasticiser Compressive Strength
I 1 : 3 11.0
II 1 : 3 to 4 4.5
III 1 : 5 to 6 2.5
IV 1 : 7 to 8 1.0

Table 4 : BS4721

The mortars normally supplied for brick and blockwork are Designation II for use in substructure work, (i.e. below DPC) or Designation III for superstructure work. Plastering mortar is generally Designation III.

Northstone Mortar is designed to hold its required cohesive and workability properties for a set retardation period as delivered in the tubs.   In use, it starts to set as it loses water into the brick or block-work.  The most widely used retardation period is 36 hours, but mortar can be supplied with longer or shorter periods as required.

Trowel-ready mortar is available from Dunmurry, which covers the Greater Belfast, Mid and South Antrim as well as North Down areas. Our Craigavon plant supplies County Armagh and South and Mid Down through to South Tyrone. North Antrim and County L'Derry is serviced from our Coleraine Plant.  

Dunmurry Depot                Tel  028 9062 3222

Areas Covered : Greater Belfast, Lisburn, North Down & Ards Peninsula, Co Down, Antrim, Larne, Ballymena, Craigavon, Dungannon, Armagh

Coleraine Depot                 Tel  028 7034 3973

Areas Covered : Coleraine, Limavady, Garvagh, Kilrea, Ballymoney, Portrush & Portstewart, Armoy, Ballycastle, L’derry.

Craigavon Depot                 Tel  028 38356119

Areas Covered : Craigavon, Moira, Portadown, Lurgan, Banbridge, Newry, Dungannon, Armagh