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Practical building conservation. Volume 1: Stone masonry

Publication Year

1988

Document Status

Amber 
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Abstract

Covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting. Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long-term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. Finally the authors analyse the effects of masonry consolidants and colourless water repellent treatment.

Document History

Superseded by 2012 edition.

ISBN

029139745X

Publisher Information

English Heritage

Now known as Historic England, English Heritage produced a wide variety of publications with subjects ranging from repair, conservation and management of the historic environment to funding and grants.

Customer Services Department
PO Box 569
Swindon
SN2 2YP
UK

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