These are the proceedings of an English Heritage national seminar which was organised to address growing concerns about the variable quality of architectural paint research currently being carried out. The book describes and explains its role in understanding and managing historic buildings. The contributions contained in this book are designed to promote the development of standards and guidelines for use by clients and consultants, helping to shape the development of this vital new discipline. It therefore contains edited transcripts of the ground breaking discussion sessions on the proposed English Heritage guidelines and other important issues. The statutory requirements relating to painted interiors of listed buildings is another very problematical issue which has been considered in detail. In addition, guidance is provided on commissioning paint research and the pitfalls to avoid. The book will be essential reading for paint researched, architects, surveyors, conservation officers and all practitioners involved in commissioning paint research for historic buildings.
Foreword Helen Hughes; Introduction: architectural paint research in a wider context Kate Clark; Historic overview Ian Bristow; Problems facing the development of architectural paint research Helen Hughes; Some tips on commissioning architectural paint research Patrick Baty; Architectural paint research in practice Ian Jardin; Architectural paint research: the Dutch experience and perspective Angelique Friedrichs; Statutory requirements: listed building requirements and PPG 15 James Edgar; Formulating procedures for architectural paint research Tina Sitwell; Proposed guidelines for commissioning architectural paint research Helen Hughes; Discussion sessions; Conclusion Kate Clark; Appendix I: architectural paint research chart and categorization system Helen Hughes; Appendix II: paint strippers - the naked truth Cathy Proudlove; Bibliography; Index.