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Practical Stone Masonry


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Table of Contents

An architectural history of the trade;Health and safety at work; Stone: its nature and problems; Setting-out: the fundamentals; Setting out: the application of geometrical shapes; Masons' hand tools; The banker shop, lifting tackle and machinery; Mortar; Working stone; Fixing; Cleaning methods; Supervision and specification; Training into the 21st century; Glossary of architectural and technical terms.

About the Author

Peter Hill was formerly Clerk of the Works at Lincoln Cathedral and is now a stone consultant. John David has been setter-out for thirteen years at York Minster.


What a delight this book is ... it should be obligatory reading for all stonemasons, as well as other professionals involved in the industry, particularly architects. Natural Stone Specialist It should serve as an invaluable aid for those who supervise stonework repairs. The Valuer The authors have a profound knowledge of masonry and are able to communicate it in direct simple English which it is a delight to read. Church Building This compact and clearly written book provides factual information that will be of use to all professions involved in the design, construction and renovation of stone buildings. Context

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