Architectural Conservation and Building Conservation Products

  • Practical Building Conservation: Stone

    By Historic England

    Stone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation

  • Practical Building Conservation: Timber

    By Historic England

    Timber deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vast structural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation

  • Practical Building Conservation: Metals

    By Historic England

    Metals deals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation

  • English Ironwork of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    By J. Starkie Gardner

    This title comes with a new Introduction by Bethan Griffiths and Peter Milington. We are fortunate today that there is a far greater understanding and appreciation of our heritage, and how it should be cared for, than there was at the time J. Starkie Gardner's book was written. For the many people…

    Hardback – 2012-02-06
    Routledge

  • Materan Contradictions

    Architecture, Preservation and Politics

    By Anne Parmly Toxey

    Shaped by encrusted layers of development spanning millennia, the southern Italian city of Matera is the ultimate palimpsest. Known as the Sassi, the majority of the ancient city is composed of thousands of structures carved into a limestone cliff and clinging to its walls. The resultant menagerie…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28
    Routledge

  • Recording, Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places

    Edited by Robin Letellier, Rand Eppich

    This two volume guide provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and guidelines for documenting cultural heritage places. It seeks to aid heritage managers and decision makers in understanding their roles and responsibilities inn this essential activity. Volume 1 (Guiding…

    Hardback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge

  • Maintenance of Historic Buildings: A Practical Handbook

    By Jurgen Klemisch

    Maintenance helps to preserve the significance of a historic building, retaining both the structural integrity of the building fabric and its appearance. Maintenance can extend a building's life, reduce or remove the need for repairs and ultimately offers a sustainable approach to the conservation…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28
    Routledge

  • Adams' Building Construction

    By Henry Adams

    Henry Adams' Building Construction was first published in 1906. It was reprinted several times and revised in 1912 with the addition of 24 pages on reinforced concrete. Beautifully illustrated with over 2,300 engravings and twelve tinted plates, it is reprinted here, unabridged, for the first time…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28
    Routledge

  • Surveying Historic Buildings

    2nd Edition

    By David Watt

    This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp,…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28
    Routledge

  • Working with Limestone

    The Science, Technology and Art of Medieval Limestone Monuments

    Edited by Vibeke Olson

    This new volume in the AVISTA series focuses on the study of medieval limestone. As the principal building material in the Middle Ages and a prized medium for architectural sculpture, limestone played a significant role in medieval artistic manufacture. The choice of material inherently informed…

    Hardback – 2011-02-28
    Routledge
    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

  • Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

    By Geoffrey Beard, Jeff Orton, Richard Ireland

    Decorative plasterwork was created by skilled craftsmen, and for over four hundred years it has been an essential part of the interior decoration of the British country house. In this detailed and comprehensive study, Geoffrey Beard has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the…

    Hardback – 2011-01-31
    Routledge

  • Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future

    By Carole Ryan

    Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities…

    Paperback – 2011-01-07
    Routledge

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