Testing the durability of limestone for Cathedral façade restoration
Laycock, E. A.
Jefferson, D. P.
- Publisher: Springer
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.\ud \ud The most suitable stone was determined as the one with the best performance characteristics overall.