Stone Masonry by John & Nicola Ashurst soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Aldershot: Gower Technical Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Volume 1 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: In five volumes, Practical Building Conservation provides a comprehensive and practical reference source for those involved in restoration, preservation, repair or maintenance of historic buildings. Architects, surveyors and building contractors will find it essential reading whether they are responsible for repairing a large, historic site or part of the fabric of a small one.
The authors consider the complete range of materials and the problems likely to occur with each. Chemical, mechanical and other forms of treatment are analysed with precise information on which form of restoration works best in each particular case. This is backed up by practical advice covering everything from complicated repair processes (simply explained) to the removal of ground-in chewing gum from paving stones.
The other volumes in the series include: brick, terracotta and earth; plasters, mortars and renders; metals; wood, glass and resins and in Volume 5 there is a comprehensive technical bibliography.
Stone Masonry covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting.
Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. Finally the authors analyse the effects of masonry consolidants and colourless water repellent treatments.
Introduction by: Peter Rumble
In the Practical Building Conservation series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily faded at the spine. Business stamp to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Matching Pictorial boards. [XIII] 100 pages. 10″ x 7½”.
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