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Horsham Stone Roofs

Horsham Stone Roofs

2nd Edition

This document was developed during a series of meetings and discussions with people experienced in the use of Horsham stone-slates and the problems of conserving historic roofs. It describes the current state of the art in 2007 and offers guidance on some of the issues which have caused problems in the past. Where there are differences of opinion on particular constructional details or the application of modern practice, it describes the issues for the alternative methods or techniques which should considered in conserving, specifying and constructing these important roofs.

This, the second edition, was issued in 2009 to include further experience of mortar.


  • Introduction
  • Choosing a system
  • Choosing the roof covering
  • Roof detailing
  • Specification clauses
  • Glossary of stone roofing
  • Further information

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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