Scottish Lime Centre Trust: Stone Analysis Explained

Fri. 6 Aug 2021



Date: 16 August 2021
Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
Location: Online
Cost: £18

Many conservation projects require the replacement of structurally compromised stone and will require stone analysis and matching in order to find currently available sources of compatible replacement stone. Stone analysis may also be required to gain listed building consent or to meet funder’s requirements. Simply undertaking stone analysis by petrographic means is only half the story and missing out on vital information on the physical characteristics of stone, for example density, water absorption, porosity and capillary coefficient can lead to the incorrect
replacement stone being recommended, risking the accelerated decay of surrounding historic masonry. This seminar will allow attendees to gain a greater understanding of the process of stone analysis and be able to understand and use the results of stone analysis to create better
specifications for replacement stone masonry units.

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