Conservation compendium. Part 5: Inspection and repair of cantilever stone staircases

Author: C. Richardson (AECOM and CARE)

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1 April 2015

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Conservation compendium. Part 5: Inspection and repair of cantilever stone staircases

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Author

C. Richardson (AECOM and CARE)

Date published

1 April 2015

Author

C. Richardson (AECOM and CARE)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

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Cantilever stone staircases have been used in all sorts of buildings for more than 350 years.
Unfortunately, when surveying buildings we can be so intent on getting from floor
to floor that we forget to look at the stairs on the way. Like all structures, stairs need regular inspection and maintenance; without which, collapses can ultimately occur.

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3
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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