Nanolime

    SubTitle

    A Practical Guide to its Use for Consolidating Weathered Limestone
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        8 May 2017
        11112817
        11112817

        Main Summary

          This guidance is aimed at conservators and those specifying conservation treatments for historic stonework. It will also be of interest to conservation officers, and building owners and managers.

          Although the past ten years have seen an increase in the use of nanolime as a stone consolidant, not much was known about its properties and performance, and there had been no long-term evaluation of its effect on deteriorated limestone in an external UK environment. Furthermore, there was no consistent guidance regarding application of nanolime. For these reasons, Historic England commissioned a programme of research at the University of Bath and site trials at various English cathedrals.

          This information will aid practitioners and specifiers to make informed decisions about when and how to use nanolime. This document describes:
          • the performance requirements and essential properties of consolidants in general
          • the scientific theory underpinning the use of nanolime
          • factors that might limit the effectiveness of nanolime
          • the best ways to assess the suitability of stone for treatment with nanolime
          • how to apply nanolime

          Additional Information

          Author

          David Odgers

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          36

          Number of Pages

          32

          ISBN

          9781848025233

          Contents

            Introduction
            Nanolime
            Suitability of stone for treatment
            Applying nanolime
            The effectiveness of nanolime
            Conclusion
            Select bibliography
            Appendix

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