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Building Conservation

  • Architectural Tiles

    Conservation and Restoration, 2nd Edition

    By Lesley Durbin

    This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage. It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also…

    Hardback – 2014-07-08
    Routledge

  • The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation

    Antiquity to Modernity

    By Miles Glendinning

    Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is…

    Paperback – 2013-01-18
    Routledge

  • Building Limes in Conservation

    Edited by Ian Brocklebank

    Conservation practitioners have long recognized the importance of using limes in repairing historic buildings. But research into the application of limes over the past twenty years has revealed that many of our assumptions about how limes were used historically may well be over-simplistic or even…

    Hardback – 2012-09-07
    Routledge

  • Structural Design in Building Conservation

    By Dimitris Theodossopoulos

    No building is properly conserved if it is not structurally sound. Consequently architects, engineers and conservation officers need an adequate grounding in the technology, the materials and the historic origins of the building in order to complete a conservation project successfully. Structural…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • History, Performance and Conservation

    By Barry Bridgwood, Lindsay Lennie

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able…

    Paperback – 2008-12-01
    Taylor & Francis
    Technologies of Architecture

  • Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World

    By Marcel Vellinga, Paul Oliver, Alexander Bridge

    The first world atlas ever compiled on vernacular architecture, this comprehensive work illustrates the variety and ingenuity of the world’s vernacular building traditions from a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural and comparative approach, using over sixty world and regional maps. Mapping such…

    Hardback – 2008-01-10
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Modern Architecture

    Edited by Susan Macdonald, Kyle C. Normandin, Bob Kindred

    The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second World War have been highlighted as worthy of protection there is much indifference, and in some cases hostility…

    Paperback – 2007-07-01
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Ruins

    By John Ashurst

    Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe. Conservation of Ruins defines…

    Hardback – 2006-11-14
    Routledge

  • Architectural Conservation: Issues and Developments

    A Special Issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation

    Edited by Vincent Shacklock

    This authoritative book offers contributions from leading practitioners and scholars presenting an assessment of the current state of conservation in the UK. It raises concerns about the ambivalence within government towards heritage protection. It considers the need for a clear understanding of…

    Paperback – 2006-11-01
    Routledge

  • Stone Conservation: Principles and Practice

    Edited by Alison Henry

    Winner of the RIBA Book Award, this important and timely publication brings together contributions from leading stone conservation practitioners. It discusses the philosophical principles on which stone conservation is founded and the need to understand the full history and development of a…

    Hardback – 2006-09-01
    Routledge

  • Gauged Brickwork

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Lynch

    Gauged brickwork is a term used to describe the superior finish required in the details of an important brickwork elevation, such as moulded reveals, arches, string courses and other forms of ornamentation. This is achieved through shaping the individual bricks to produce a high degree of…

    Hardback – 2006-02-01
    Routledge

  • Cleaning Techniques in Conservation Practice

    A Special Issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation

    Edited by Norman R. Weiss, Kyle C. Normandin, Deborah Slaton

    This book is being simultaneously published as a special issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, and presents the very latest research and developments in the cleaning of buildings, sculpture and monuments. It covers both wet and dry micro abrasive systems, other types of abrasives,…

    Paperback – 2005-11-01
    Routledge

  • Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

    2nd Edition

    By Poul Beckmann, Robert Bowles

    This practical guide to the assessment and repair of historic buildings is invaluable for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders working in all aspects of building conservation. Taking a practical step-by-step approach, the authors discuss the appraisal of buildings and the…

    Paperback – 2004-06-26
    Routledge

  • Old House Care and Repair

    By Janet Collings

    Owners of old houses are often baffled by the confusing advice they receive from their builders, architects or surveyors who may be more familiar with repairing modern buildings than dealing with the issues associated with traditional houses. Old houses generally require a different approach, one,…

    Paperback – 2004-05-01
    Routledge

  • Conservation and Planning

    Changing Values in Policy and Practice

    By Edward Hobson

    Conserving historic buildings continues to excite and inflame opinion. The means of protecting such buildings and areas are well established but frequently suffer a lack of wider understanding. Conservation and Planning takes a detailed look at the way these processes have evolved and their use…

    Paperback – 2003-10-30
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents

    Addressing the Conflicts

    By David Watt, Belinda Colston

    The conference entitled 'Where Conservation Meets Conservation', held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to explore the interface between historic buildings and their contents by recognizing the interrelationships between architectural and object…

    Paperback – 2003-09-25
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Historic Buildings

    3rd Edition

    By Bernard Feilden

    Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume…

    Paperback – 2003-06-06
    Routledge

  • Building Conservation Philosophy

    By John Earl, Andrew Saint

    This is a book about ideas rather than techniques. Public thirst for visible evidence of the past is not, as it is often represented, a recent phenomenon. It was already well developed when an overseer of ancient monuments was appointed in sixth-century Rome. But if the desire to preserve aspects…

    Hardback – 2003-03-01
    Routledge