MPA Mortar part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA)

mpa mortar

quality factory-produced
mortar since 1971

Mortars Renders Screeds Technical information
Mortars Renders Screeds Technical information
Factory-produced mortars play an essential role in today's building and construction industries, providing as they do, the essential glue principally for block and brickwork. More → Factory-produced cementitious renders provide an attractive, durable finish t brick or block built walls. More → Levelling screeds are high quality products designed for internal flooring applications from modest house extensions and self builds to major commercial, residential, education and healthcare developments. More → MPA Mortar provides a wide range of information on the design, production and use of mortars, screeds and renders. More →

Welcome to MPA Mortar

Over 80 per cent of mortars used in the UK today come from factory-produced sources as opposed to being mixed on site. Their use reflects the ever-increasing demands for quality building products in the development of our built environment.

MPA Mortar, pre 2020 known as the Mortar Industry Association (MIA) is part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. MPA Mortar members are committed to providing products manufactured using internationally and long-established production technology to ensure consistently high quality standards. 

Our products are proven, trusted and compliant with all appropriate building and quality standards including BS EN 998-2, ISO 9001 and CE Certification.  For more information contact


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Featured articles

On-site Hot Weather working with Mortar →

With our summer promising very hot temperatures we need to ensure both those working on site and the mortar and associated materials being used are carefully looked after. More →

Take full account of weather exposure maps before building, says MPA Mortar →

The need to take full account of frost and wind/rain exposure maps before specifying factory-produced mortars. More →

Winter working warning from MPA Mortar →

The need to take special precautions to protect against frost attack in newly laid masonry has been underlined. More →

MPA Mortar data sheets updated →

Providing a range of informative resources on mortar mixes and applications. Updated September 2021. More →

Latest news

New associate members for MPA Mortar →

Devine Chemicals Limited and Cemken Limited have joined MPA Mortar as associate members in 2022. More →

Mortar News Autumn 2021 published →

The latest edition of Mortar News can now be viewed here:

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Mortar News Summer 2021 published →

The latest edition of Mortar News can now be viewed here:

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MPA Mortar welcome Anglia Lime Company as new Producer Member in 2021 →

Since 1993 ALC have become renowned for their traditional and innovative lime-based materials, pioneered the use of lime in East Anglia through training courses and the distribution of lime materials in both old and new buildings. More →


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