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Practical Building Conservation: Stone

Author/EditorEnglish Heritage (Author)
ISBN: 9780754645528
Pub Date28/03/2012
BindingHardback
Pages348
Stone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.
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Stone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.

Stone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.

The contents reflect the work of the Building Conservation and Research Team, their colleagues at Historic England, and their consultants and researchers, who together have many decades of accumulated experience in dealing with deteriorating building materials and systems of all types. This multi-disciplinary team of architects, surveyors, conservators and scientists are responsible for standard setting and research across a wide range of Historic England activities. The team specialises in dealing with the practical, technical and scientific aspects of building materials decay and their treatment. The aim has been to provide practical advice by advocating a common approach of firstly understanding the material or building element and why it is deteriorating, and then dealing with the causes. The books concentrate on those aspects which are significant in conservation terms, and reflect the requests for information received by Historic England.

About This Book Using These Books Part 1: Materials and History of Use: Stone Building in England Working and Finishing Stone Architectural Stone Conservation in England Formation and Properties of Stone Part 2: Deterioration and Damage: Causes of Deterioration Inherent Problems Structural Problems Environmental Problems Other Causes of Deterioration Part 3: Assessment: Understanding Buildings and Their Condition Assessing Conditions and Causes of Decay Diagnosis: Determining Conservation Needs Part 4: Treatment and Repair: Project Planning and Development Structural Repair Non-structural Repair Cleaning Desalination Consolidation Repair of Stone Elements Protective Coatings Part 5: Care and Maintenance: Care and maintenance Special Topic: Conservation of Ruins Appendix Glossary Index

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