Selecting the right replacement stone
22 Feb 2022
New stone used to repair or replace decayed or damaged stone should be geologically compatible with the existing stone in order to minimise the risk of a poor outcome (including exacerbated stone decay). This presentation will demonstrate some of the issues that can arise from incompatibility between the ‘original’ and replacement stones, before outlining the process – known as stone matching – that should be followed when seeking a replacement stone with which to effect repairs. Use of the right replacement stone not only benefits the building or structure being repaired, but is also the most cost-effective and sustainable solution.