This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol2", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
The York stone to be from the Idle quarries, and of the hardest description.
Provide and fix around pavement lights 9 by 6-inch rubbed and rebated curbs.
Put to all windows in back elevations rubbed, sunk, weathered, and throated sills 6 1/2 inches thick, grooved for metal tongues, and 6 inches longer than the openings, and 6 inches wider than the outside reveals.
The staircase from basement to ground floor is to have rubbed, rebated, and back-jointed steps bedded in cement, the ends cut and pinned 6 inches into wall in cement, and the external ends rubbed fair, the noses of steps and landings to be arrised and each step mortised for two balusters.
The landings to be 4 1/2 inches thick, and thicknessed for top riser, rebated for steps, and mortised for balusters as required.
Provide and build in all requisite 3-inch self-faced corbels under projecting chimney breasts, etc.; built at least 9 inches into walls in cement, and of the sizes shown or required.
Put under stanchions tooled base stones 6 inches thick of the sizes shown, bedded in cement and mortised for lewis bolts.
Work and fix the shafts of columns to shop and showroom windows as shown in polished marble to detail.
Case up and protect all stonework, and clean off and leave all perfect at completion.