Testing the durability of limestone for cathedral façade restoration

LAYCOCK, Elizabeth A, SPENCE, Kevin, JEFFERSON, David P, HETHERINGTON, Stephen, MARTIN, Bill and WOODS, Christopher (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 3 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
Additional Information: Special Issue: Monument Future: Climate Change, Air Pollution, Decay and Conservation - The Wolf-Dieter-Grimm Volume
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Built Environment Division Research Group
Page Range: 521-528
Depositing User: Elizabeth Laycock
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 13:46
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:08
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7511

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