Architectural Conservation and Building Conservation Products

  • 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

  • Roof Construction and Repair

    By E. Molloy

    Written by a traditional roofer during the Second World War, this reprint of the 1945 edition presents useful step by step guidance on the right techniques for laying and repairing roofs. It highlights the options for repairing damage rather than stripping and relaying the roof. The first four…

    Hardback – 2010-09-22
    Routledge

  • Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites

    Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

    By Kenneth Williamson

    This is the first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect,…

    Paperback – 2010-06-28
    Routledge

  • Plastering Plain and Decorative: 4th Revised Edition

    William Millar's classic book "Plastering Plain and Decorative" is universally referred to as the 'Plasterer's Bible'. It was first published in 1897 and was clearly a great success, with a second edition following a couple of years later in 1899 and a third edition in 1905 (a reprint of the first…

    Hardback – 2010-05-20
    Routledge

  • Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting

    By William R. Purchase

    Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible, Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896 and published by Crosby Lockwood & Son of London, it met with great acclaim and…

    Hardback – 2010-05-05
    Routledge

  • Stabilising Mine Workings with PFA Grouts

    Environmental Code of Practice (BR 509), 2nd Edition

    First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
    IHS BRE Press

  • Specifications in Detail

    By Frank W. Macey

    Sir Roger Pratt's "Rules for the Guidance of Architects", written on 7 December 1665, included the following statements which embody succinctly the principles of the specification of building works and indeed of contract administration, and are as true today as they were nearly 350 years ago: To…

    Hardback – 2009-09-01
    Routledge

  • Place, Race, and Story

    Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation

    By Ned Kaufman

    In Place, Race, and Story, author Ned Kaufman has collected his own essays dedicated to the proposition of giving the next generation of preservationists not only a foundational knowledge of the field of study, but more ideas on where they can take it. Through both big-picture essays considering…

    Paperback – 2009-07-08
    Routledge

  • Geometry of Construction: For Builders, Architects, Engineers

    By T.B. Nichols, N.P. Keep

    Geometry of Construction has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing,…

    Hardback – 2009-07-01
    Routledge

  • Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

    2nd Edition

    By David Highfield, Christopher Gorse

    A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall…

    Paperback – 2009-05-27
    Spon Press

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