Testing the durability of limestone for Cathedral façade restoration

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.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Built Environment Division Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1007/s00254-008-1333-x
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Depositing User: Sarah Ward
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 12:43
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 01:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4986

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