LAYCOCK, E. A., SPENCE, Kevin, JEFFERSON, D. P., HETHERINGTON, S., MARTIN, B. and WOOD, C. (2008). Testing the durability of limestone for Cathedral façade restoration. Environmental Geology, 56 (3-4), 521-528.Full text not available from this repository.
This research aimed to specify an optimum replacement stone for Truro Cathedral. A variety of petrographically and visually similar material to the original Bath stone was initially selected. The stones were subjected to three different durability tests; Sodium sulphate crystallisation and large scale testing with both accelerated and climatic freeze-thaw cyclic loading. The most suitable stone was determined as the one with the best performance characteristics overall.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Built Environment Division Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Ward|
|Date Deposited:||25 Apr 2012 13:43|
|Last Modified:||25 Apr 2012 13:43|
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