The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 93 (2015) > Issue 3 > Conservation compendium. Part 4: Assessment and replacement of stone
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Conservation compendium. Part 4: Assessment and replacement of stone

Replacement of stone on historic buildings may be required for numerous reasons. These include age-related decay and weathering, poor workmanship in terms of material choice or setting, defective fixings, and structural failure. The main aim, in assessment, will be to retain the historic fabric where practical. However, the decision to replace will depend to a great extent on having a clear understanding of the significance of the stone, both individually and within the context of the element that it is part of, its predicted life or durability and its cost.

Author(s): E. Morton (The Morton Partnership Ltd)