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Midlands Masonry Cement

MC 22.5X


Guidelines for mixes and applications
Masonry Cement is recommended for all Masonry work, Brick Mortar, plastering and General Building. It is not recommended for High Strength Structural Concrete. For any High Strength Structural Concrete please ask for Midlands Portland Cement

 

Concrete, mortar & plaster 
1.    LARGE BATCHES 
1.1    CONCRETE 
Low-strength concrete (15MPa)
Application 
Un-reinforced or lightly reinforced foundations e.g. for non-vibrating machinery, houses.

Cement Concrete Sand Stones(20mm)
1 Bag 2 2

To make 1m3 of concrete you will need: 5½ bags cement + 0,70m3 sand + 0,70m3 stones.


Medium-strength concrete (20MPa)
Application
Slabs: e.g. house floors, footpaths driveways and machine foundations.

Cement Concrete Sand Stones(20mm)
1 Bag

To make 1m3 of concrete you will need: 7 bags cement + 0,65m3 sand + 0,70m3 stones.

1.2    MORTAR 
Application
Bricks and blocks in normal applications

Cement Building Sand
1 Bag

To lay 1000 bricks you will need: 3 bags cement + 0,6m3 sand.

 

1.3    PLASTER
Application
Suitable for exterior and interior work

Cement Building  Sand
1 Bag

 

To lay 100 square metres (15mm thick) you will need: 10 bags cement + 2m3 sand.


2.    SMALL BATCHES 
USE CONTAINERS SUCH AS BUCKETS,DRUMS or TINS

2.1    CONCRETE
(Use the same size of container for measuring ALL the materials in a batch) 
Application
Low Strength Concrete (Grade 15)

 

Cement Concrete Sand Stones
1 Bucket 3 3

 

Medium-strength (Grade 20)

Cement Concrete Sand Stones
1  Bucket 3 3

 

2.2    MORTAR

Cement Building Sand
1 Bucket

 

2.3    PLASTER

Cement Building Sand
1 Bucket
 
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