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Table 2 Results of materials testing (BR141 1989) conducted by BRE on samples of the reference cube materials

From: The design of a legacy indicator tool for measuring climate change related impacts on built heritage

BRE material tests results (BR141 1989) Porosity % by volume Saturation coefficient Water absorption % by mass Apparent density Kgm−3
Portland limestone (Jordan’s Basebed) 18.35 0.73 6.07 2208
Peakmoor sandstone 12.79 0.66 3.66 2309
Brick 39.19 0.75 17.47 1675
Concrete (CEMEX 20116841 8.00 M3 c25/30 10 CEM IIB S2 WRA-07) 14.86 0.76 4.97 2263