Building with Scottish Stone
Ed. Peter Wilson, 2005
297 x 210mm (A4) portrait; 64pp, soft cover
Building with Scottish Stone aims to encourage more use of stone sourced from Scotland’s quarries and to provide a better understanding of the mineralogical properties that give each stone its distinctive quality. The nation’s architectural history is synonymous with the use of natural stone and the principles of construction developed over generations in response to Scotland’s particular climatic conditions still find relevance today in the design and detailing of new buildings. Understanding the ways in which stone is extracted and processed is as fundamental to its contemporary use as having up-to-date knowledge of the continuously changing legislation that affects its specification and procurement. Building with Scottish Stone provides information on the different types of stone available as well as guidance on how to use these indigenous materials successfully in the design of new buildings.