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Hydraulic lime: an introduction
Practical Action
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(0)1747 828522, E-mail:, Website:
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Publishing, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, 2003 (address as above)
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This technical brief was originally prepared for basin, Building Advisory Service
and Information Network.
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