Materials used in traditional architecture may be specific to a region. As quarries are abandoned or stocks deplete, it may be necessary to source building materials from other regions. The specifications of material may also change from region to region. It is only with experience that we can identify the right sources. Sharing of such information for would encourage production as well as help in maintaining quality of the products. We invite you to provide information regarding source of materials which could be used in conservation, such as lime, cobble stone, roofing tiles, etc. Sources for old building materials would also be very useful.

While providing information please specify the name, technical data and source of the product. Note: This information is not an advertisement for traders, but an online resource to assist people source materials. The information provided is not a validation or certification of the quality of product. It is important that all materials be tested for quality before use.

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Stone Masonry

Based on the arrangement of stone in the construction and degree of refinement in the surface finish, stone masonry can be classified broadly into the following two categories