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Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone by F G Dimes MSc BSc FGS, J. Ashurst DArch FSA(Scot)

By F G Dimes MSc BSc FGS, J. Ashurst DArch FSA(Scot)

One of many difficulties which beset the sensible conservation of stone structures is the fragmentation of the disciplines concerned. This publication, with either volumes now on hand as one worthwhile paperback, brings those disciplines jointly by means of the involvement of individuals with various stories and techniques to a similar fabric. half one is an advent to the complexities and historical past background of stone conservation by means of the main accomplished description but produced of the development and ornamental stones utilized in the British Isles. partly , practitioners inquisitive about stone conservation describe ways that significant structural masonry difficulties, secondary development difficulties and various stone floor stipulations will be handled. a number of development varieties and environments has been used to make sure that the extensive scope of universal difficulties is roofed. This moment a part of the e-book might be of sensible worth to paintings historians, archaeologists, architects, surveyors and engineers, masonry contractors and sculpture conservators in fixing difficulties and in studying to take advantage of each one other's abilities and adventure. hugely illustrated informative volumes introduced jointly in a brand new paperback variation first-class authorial blend

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If a building is described as Georgian, it may be concluded that it was built after Elizabethan buildings and before those of Classical Revival. The building has been given a relative age and it may be implied that it will also have a certain style of architecture with specific characteristics. In the same manner, if a rock is described as Permian it can immediately be concluded that it was laid down after a series called Carboniferous and before a series of rocks called Triassic. It has been given a relative age.

However, two main methods are employed; plugs and feathers are used to quarry all types of stone, and flame-cutting is used for some igneous rocks. For the first method a series of holes is drilled in a line parallel with one of the joint sets, and, with igneous rocks, parallel with the sheet jointing direction. The diameter of the holes, their depth and their distance apart differ from quarry to quarry and will depend on the nature of the rock being quarried and, mostly, on experience. A pair of 'feathers', shaped, semi-circular steel pieces, is inserted into the holes.

Rocks from which they were derived. More normally, which are genetically related may fall, therefore, into however, they are transported and during transport different divisions of a classification. are reduced in size by abrasion. 5). Running water is the most common transporting medium. 1 ). sediments come to- rest in the oceans. Water movement sorts the sediments and tends to concenSedimentary rocks trate similar materials together. The geological processes of weathering and of The small, insoluble flakes are deposited as beds of erosion produce sediments, the raw material of mud; the quartz grains as beds of sand.

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