Stone House ConstructionA comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating.
Building Stone DecayStone buildings and monuments form the cultural centres of many of the world's urban areas. Frequently these areas are prone to high levels of atmospheric pollution that promote a variety of aggressive stone decay processes. Because of this, stone decay is now widely recognised as a severe threat to much of our cultural heritage.
Structural Masonry Designers' Manual (3rd ed.)This major handbook covers the structural use of brick and blockwork and will be useful to masonry designers, structural engineers, and bricklayers. A major feature is a series of step-by-step design examples of typical elements and buildings. The book has been revised to include updates to the code of practice BS 5628:2000-2 and the 2004 version of Part A of the Building Regulations.
NEW - Manual of Natural StoneNatural stone is one of the oldest building materials of all, and yet it still offers immense architectural potential. With the right expertise, architects can effortlessly fulfil contemporary requirements and create outstanding buildings - from solid to mixed constructions, and even curtain façades. Atlas Naturstein reveals planning principles for building with natural stone, and provides information on processing techniques and expansion details. Examples of real-world projects show how natural stone can be used in a variety of applications to create outstanding architecture.
Art and Craft of StoneworkShows readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards and ideas for creating paths and walls.
The Craft of StonemasonryTechniques are explained here with an accessible but detailed approach, and supported by step-by-step photographs.
Masonry CompleteAn easy-to-use reference for homeowners covering all home masonry projects from the most basic to advanced.
Masonry SkillsCovers fundamental principles, basic practices, advanced techniques, and new trends and developments in both residential and commercial masonry.
Safety for MasonsA valuable resource that demonstrates safety practices important for a masonry career.
Building Stone Magazine - onlineBuilding Stone Magazine, founded by the Building Stone Institute (BSI) – now the Natural Stone Institute – is the trusted source of natural stone information for architects, landscape architects and interior designers
Discovering Stone - in libraryDiscovering Stone has a primary focus on the local natural stone sector, which includes reviews of industry producers and suppliers. The publication also examines key aspects of stone installation and selection
Last Gasp - 60 Minutes Report
Artisans of Australia
Stonecraft - 14 minutes 30 secondsMade by Film Australia 1984. Directed by Paul Humfress. Episode 2 of this informative series about specialised and rare crafts and skills. Weathered stonework at the Sydney Technical College, built in 1891, is being restored and, where necessary, replaced. The greystone needed comes from Wondabyne Quarry. Stonemason George Proudman explains the process of restoration, from choosing the stone and tools required, to the methods used for fitting replacement stone.
DVD's available in the Library
Artisans of AustraliaIn this video, six Australian artisans talk about their craft, showing the various processes in which they are involved.
Timbercraft (18 min.) -- Stonecraft (14 min.) -- Glasscraft (20 min.) -- Ironcraft (16 min.) -- Solid plastering (13 min.) -- Decorative paint work (15 min.)
Lime in MortarTraining video covering the effects of lime in water,
from Polytechnic West
Masonry Anchors Visual Training AidVideo topics include: mechanical anchors, chemical anchors, construction chemicals, anchor selection, heavy duty anchors, medium duty anchors, light duty anchors, safe working loads, installation of mechanical anchors, and installation of chemical anchors.
Bricklayers and Stonemasons: 13:20 MinsOnce your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of bricklayers and stonemasons, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself. (13 minutes)
Mastercrafts : Stonemasonry: 15 MinsMonty looks at stonemasonry. Carpenter Nigel Woodford, 45, electrical testing engineer Simon Tack, 40, and art and design tutor Suzanne Jones, 39, take up their places as passionate amateurs in the shadow of a stately Elizabethan home - Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. It takes four to five years to train properly as a stonemason. During their six-week intensive course, the rookies learn the foundations of the craft
Tools of the Trade: Inside the Mason's Toolbox: 23:35 MinsThe eye of an artist coupled with the mind of an engineer: that’s a mason. Over the course of this program, viewers will learn about commonly used masonry tools; the attributes of brick, block, tile, stone, cast concrete, and mortar mixes; fasteners, wall ties, and mortar joint reinforcements; estimating material amounts; and on-the-job safety. (24 minutes)