This European Standard specifies requirements for factory made masonry mortars (bedding, jointing and pointing) for use in masonry walls, columns and partitions (e.g. facing and rendered masonry, load bearing or non-load bearing masonry structures for building and civil engineering). This European Standard defines for fresh mortars the performance related to workable life, chloride content, air content, density and correction time (for thin-layer mortars only). For hardened mortars it defines e.g. performances related to compressive strength, bond strength, density measured according to the corresponding test methods contained in separate European Standards. This European Standard provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this European Standard. The marking requirement for products covered by this European Standard is included. This European Standard covers masonry mortars defined in Clause 3 with the exception of site made mortars. However, this European Standard or part of this European Standard may be used in conjunction with codes of applications and national specifications covering site made mortars.