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Basic Technical Advice

The Georgian Group Book of the Georgian House

by Steven Parissien
ISBN 1854103709
Publisher: Aurum

Describes the development of the Georgian style with a chapter to each element of the Georgian house, including roofs, brickwork and stonework, doors and windows, staircases and fireplaces, mouldings and plasterwork.

 

The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House

by Kit Wedd
ISBN 1845132947
Publisher: Aurum

Victorian architectural ideas, building methods and materials, practical advice.

 

Doors

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

The Good Maintenance Guide

by SPAB Faith in Maintenance Project Team
Publisher: SPAB

The Good Maintenance Guide?, written by the Faith in Maintenance project team, is a practical and easy to use source of advice and guidance containing a wealth of advice about the day to day care of historic places of worship. The guide is aimed at volunteers who care for historic places of worship but its message that we should aim to stave off decay by daily care? is applicable to all historic structures.

 

The Conservation of Architectural Ancient Monuments in Scotland - Guidance on Principles

ISBN 1 903570 32 8
Publisher: Historic Scotland

A policy statement detailing the principles owners should adopt during conservation works to ancient monuments.

 

The Repair of Historic Buildings in Scotland - Advice on Principles and Methods

ISBN 0 9517989 2 8
Publisher: Historic Scotland

This publication will be of value to all concerned with the authentic repair of historic buildings in Scotland. It will also provide a resource for educational providers in the field of practical conservation.

 

Decorative tiles

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Fireplaces

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Interior mouldings

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Wallcoverings

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Cast iron

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Brickwork

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Paintwork

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

Timber windows

by Kit Wedd
Publisher: Victorian Society

Series of eight-page A4 illustrated booklets for owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Each booklet contains information about the history, design, materials and construction of one element of the house. Reading lists, addresses, places to visit and other useful information are also included to enable readers to carry out further research.

 

House and Cottage Restoration - Do's and Don'ts

by Hugh Lander
Publisher: Acanthus Books

 

House and Cottage Interiors

by Hugh Lander
Publisher: Acanthus Books

 

Old House Care and Repair

ISBN 1 873394 61 6

Author: Janet Collings

Published by: Donhead (2002)

A source of reference for owners of old houses regarding maintenance and repair. Covering materials, techniques, decay mechanisms and conservation philosophy and procedure.

 

Caring for Old Houses

by Pamela Cunnington
Publisher: Donhead

 

First Aid Repair to Traditional Farm Buildings

by John Sell
Publisher: SPAB

The intention of this Information Sheet is to provide advice to building owners on ways of undertaking simple repairs to buildings which they can either carry out themselves or with unskilled labour.