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Stone test results

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Introduction to the project

BRE has been involved with a number of major projects on the testing and assessment of natural stones currently produced in the UK. The largest project was part of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) Partners in Technology Programme and was jointly funded by the then DETR and the UK stone producers. The first phase of the programme began in April 1996, dealing with limestones; the second phase, on sandstones, started in the Autumn of 1997. The information was compiled for the web in 2001.

Some results for sandstones are based on earlier BRE research undertaken as a pilot project prior to the start of the limestone work and on the results of tests carried out for producers by other test houses.

It is hoped that the data will be updated again during 2008. Any corrections should be sent to BRE (