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Scotland is a nation of stone and its complex and varied geology can be seen in buildings all over the country. Stone has been used in buildings for thousands of years. To stay in good condition in must be maintained properly.
When it has been poorly maintained, stone can suffer decay and this can lead to possible replacement. The process of replacing stone involves a detailed understanding and knowledge of the material to allow a suitable matching replacement stone to be specified.
For a successful stone match, several important steps must be followed:
- know your material
- find the most suitable replacement
- procure the most suitable stone according to the market, accessibility and ethical considerations
On the day
This day aims to provide you with knowledge of the different stone types encountered in Scotland. In the morning, you'll have the opportunity to follow one of two sessions:
- the process of understanding and finding a suitable stone for replacement
- stone procurement policies, encompassing ethical decisions and reopening of quarries
In the afternoon, you'll be able to enjoy different practical sessions focused on the science of stone matching, discover the latest innovative research to support our knowledge and have a demonstration of the Building Stone Database for Scotland, which has been developed jointly by British Geological Society and Historic Environment Scotland.