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Structural and surveying


Structures for Architects
Bryan J B Gauld
Longman Scientific & Technical, 1984


The Repair and Maintenance of Houses

Authors: Melville I & Gordon I

Published by: The Estates Gazette (1973)

Comprehensive surveying textbook covering maintenance with some illustrations.


Structural Elements Design Manual

ISBN 0 7506 0313 5

Author: Trevor Draycott

Published by: Butterworth-Heinemann (1990 to 2000)

The book is the structural engineer’s companion to the four British Standards on the structural use of timber, concrete, masonry and steelwork. A standard text book for student structural engineers and building surveyors it sets out structural calculations with illustrations.


Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

by Beckmann & Bowles
Publisher: Elsevier


Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildings

by Robson P
ISBN 978 1 873394 68 7
Publisher: Donhead Publishing, 2005


Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

by Beckman P and Bowles R
ISBN 750657332
Publisher: Butterworth-Heineman 2004

Masonry, concrete, timber, iron and steel framed buildings. Techniques for testing the ability of a building to continue its existing use or to be converted to a new use.


Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, & Design Examples

by Newman A
ISBN 70471622
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000

Assessments of existing conditions. Renovation and strengthening buildings. Seismic upgrades of lateral-load-resisting systems. Fire-damaged buildings. Improved structural integrity for facades.


Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings

by Robson P
ISBN 978 1 873394 40 3
Donhead Publishing, 1999


Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings

by Oxley R
ISBN 978 1 873394 50 2
Publisher: Donhead Publishing 2003

The Need for Change, Values and Principles, Sustainability, The Traditional Performance, Legislation, Assessment of the building, Dampness and Decay, Sustainable Solutions


Surveying Historic Buildings

by Watt D and Swallow P
ISBN 1873394160
Publisher: Donhead 1995


Building and maintenance guide 8: Structural alterations in old buildings

Publisher: London Borough of Islington
Area covered: London
Associated website:

A guide for altering old houses including the risks and the building regulations that apply.


The protection of historic buildings

Publisher: City of Westminster
Area covered: London
Associated website:

A guide to structural alterations including information on Council policies, legislation and historic buildings at risk.


Inform Guide - Structural Joinery
Conservation, repair and maintenance

Publisher: Historic Scotland, 2010

Associated website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/learning/publications/publicationsresultsdetail.htm?id=4c1eb9 d120

Structural joinery elements make up some of the key parts of a traditional building and their correct function is of crucial importance. Structural joinery refers to the timbers which form the roof and floor construction, and this INFORM will cover the survey, inspection and repair options and principles associated with work on these elements of a traditionally built property.