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Plastering: Plain and Decorative

by William Millar

The first edition of this important book was originally published in 1897, but it is still viewed by most traditional plasterers as the plastering 'bible'. Now available in this facsimile edition this impressive...


Feng Shui Fundamentals: A Guide to Harmonizing with Your Natural Environment

by Susan Horning & Marlyna Los

Did you know you can change your life by simply changing your environment? In this easy to follow instructional book, you will • Learn how to use the basic tenants of Classical Feng Shui to optimize your environment...


Rivington's Building Construction

by Percy Major Smith

When this series first appeared in 1875 it was considered the best textbook on the subject, as it provided comprehensive coverage of all aspects of building construction work. This new reprint of the revised...


Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings

by Peter Swallow, Sophie Jackson & Jonathan Godfrey

Now in its second edition, this book provides a practical guide to measured building surveys with special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings. It includes two new chapters dealing with modern...


Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate...


The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage

by Collectif

Dozens of investments have been made in cultural monuments and historic environments in the countries of South-East Europe over the last decade in accordance with the principles of the European Union and Council...


The Weathering of Natural Building Stones

by R.J. Schaffer

Provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay. It discusses weathering associated with natural defects inherent...


Heritage and Identity: Shaping the Nations of the North

by J.M. Fladmark & Thor Heyerdahl

Was the shaping of nation states in Northern Europe governed by military might, or by Christian and democratic ideals? How has trade and cross-cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the British Isles shaped...


Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Conservation and Sustainable Approach

by Richard Oxley

Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating...


Roof Slating and Tiling

by Frank Bennett & Alfred Pinion

This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types...


Heritage and Museums: Shaping National Identity

by J.M. Fladmark

Papers from the 1999 conference by the Museum of Scotland. Aims to generate international comparison and debate about interpretation and presentation of heritage assets, and to examine the role of museums in...


Practical Architecture: Brickwork, Mortars and Limes

by CW Pasley

Pasley's work was first written in 1826 as a course of architecture for his students at the Royal Engineer's School in Chatham. The original title of the book, "Outline of a Course of Practical Architecture"...


Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings

by PEB Robson

This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired...


Conservation of Historic Brick Structures

by Norbert Baer & Fitz Livingstone

Despite the widespread use of brick construction throughout the world, there has been no major investigation into its deterioration and durability. This book provides the results of a major international study...


Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2: Cleaning Materials and Processes

by Nicola Ashurst

What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This second of a comprehensive two-volume guide...


Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.2

by Gerard C.J. Lynch

This series of books offers an in depth guide to all aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. Gerard Lynch, author of the guide to "Guaged Brickwork", has put together these comprehensive and instructive...


Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildings

by Gordon T. Pearson

This publication provides practical guidance on appropriate methods of conservation and repair of earth buildings using traditional building materials. It is the first major work on the subject since Clough...


Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948

by Noga Kadman & Oren Yiftachel

Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State...


Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone, Brick and Block Masonry: A Best Practice Guide

by Geoffrey Allen

This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction...


Surveying Historic Buildings

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...