Reconstructed Stone Design Guide

Reconstructed Stone Design Guide

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A guide to the use and specification of cast and reconstructed stone which promotes the use of the material. Information on material properties is supported by case studies which demonstrate how features have been achieved.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 219 x 276mm
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 58 line drawings, 35 colour photographs, 49 half-tone illustrations, references
  • 0727719130
  • 9780727719133

Table of contents

Part 1 What is cast stone?: what is its potential?; how is it used (in general)?; what are its advantages? Part 2 How do you design in cast stone?: what do you need to know?; properties - structural, physical, constituents; mouldability - dimensional tolerances, ability to take drips, eals and fixings; surface colour and texture; volume/transportability criteria; weathering. Part 3 Case examples to show how cast stone can be used. Part 4 History of cast stone: how it has been used on well known buildings; weathering and durability. Appendices: checklist - information required by tenderer; definitions of technical terms; standards and codes.
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