Building Better Places Report Published

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Better Places Report Published

The Select Committee on National Policy for the Build Environment was appointed by the House of Lords on 11 June 2015 “to consider the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment”.

On 19 February 2016, the Committee published its Building Better Places report, which can be downloaded at:

Structural Repair

Structural Repair

Stone Lintels
 

Hard durable stone, such as granite, resists natural deterioration well, but softer stone, such as limestone, can be significantly weathered away over time. Stone is also vulnerable to defects within it, and to fractures occurring either naturally, or as a result of loading or thermal movement. For layered stone, such as some limestone, the direction of the layering in the lintel can significantly affect its weathering and strength.