Main Information

SLCT Material Analyst, Dr Katie Strang FGS
Online through Zoom
Start Time
1 p.m.
End Time
3:30 p.m.
£30.00 + VAT
(£36.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
Requires C1 & C2?
Technical Level
Practical Level


2.5 Hours CPD - Gain a greater understanding of the process of stone analysis!

Many conservation projects require the replacement of structurally compromised stone and will require stone analysis and matching in order to find currently available sources of compatible replacement stone.

Stone analysis may also be required to gain listed building consent or to meet funder’s requirements. Simply undertaking stone analysis by petrographic means is only half the story and missing out on vital information on the physical characteristics of stone, for example density, water absorption, porosity and capillary coefficient can lead to the incorrect replacement stone being recommended, risking the accelerated decay of surrounding historic masonry.

Course Suitability

This seminar is aimed at those working with traditional buildings including building contractors, planners, architects, surveyors, engineers and other heritage professionals and students.

Learning Outcomes

This seminar will allow attendees to gain a greater understanding of the process of stone analysis and be able to understand and use the results of stone analysis to create better specifications for replacement stone masonry units.

Course Programme

This seminar will cover the stone analysis process from removal of samples from the structure, laboratory analysis through to interpreting the results.

Topics Include

  • Introduction
  • Basic definitions
  • Basic Geology
  • Stone types
  • Why match stone?
  • Stone matching analysis explained
  • Analysis Case Studies

£30.00 + VAT
(£36.00 incl VAT)

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