Decay of cleaned sandstone buildings in Scotland

M. Zurakowska, J.J. Hughes, E.K. Hyslop, C. Kennedy, R. Laing, M.E. Young

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Abstract

Scotland has a rich stone-built heritage, mostly constructed from sandstone and granite, dating from the Middle Ages until the present day. There is evidence that many buildings are damaged due to weathering processes that have been exacerbated by previous aggressive stone cleaning. Separating natural and man-made damage, due to cleaning interventions is very difficult. Decay is caused by a combination of material properties that can be altered by cleaning and other interventions and the effects of a changing environment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 15-20 September 2008, Torun, Poland
EditorsJadwiga W. Łukaszewicz, Piotr Niemcewicz
PublisherNicolaus Copernicus University Press
Pages341-348
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9788323122364
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone - Torun, Poland
Duration: 15 Sep 200820 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityTorun
Period15/09/0820/09/08

Keywords

  • decay
  • cleaned sandstone
  • cleaning methods

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