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Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair, 2nd edition

Author/EditorHunt, Roger (Author)
Suhr, Marianne (Author)
ISBN: 9780711281479
Pub Date26/10/2023
BindingHardback
Pages256
EditionNew Ed
Dimensions (mm)269(h) * 250(w)
Old House Handbook is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether Tudor, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian - authorised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
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Now comprehensively updated and revised, this is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house, whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development.

Taking its lead from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the book's approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building.

Providing richly and deeply informed practical guidance on everything from breathability and damp to structural movement, roofs, windows and doors.

This is the essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.

Now comprehensively updated and revised, this is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house, whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development.

Taking its lead from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the book's approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building.

Providing richly and deeply informed practical guidance on everything from breathability and damp to structural movement, roofs, windows and doors.

This is the essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.

Roger Hunt is an award-winning writer with a particular interest in sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. He co-authored both Old House Handbook and the companion volume Old House Eco Handbook. His book New Design for Old Buildings (co-authored with Iain Boyd) explores how effective contemporary design can give new life to the historic environment. He is also the author of Rural Britain: Then and Now, a celebration of the British countryside, Villages of England and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey's past. Roger lectures on building-related issues, has been a judge of annual awards for new housing and has renovated a number of old houses. Marianne Suhr is a Chartered Building Surveyor, writer and broadcaster specialising in the repair and retrofit of historic buildings. After a scholarship with the SPAB, she worked for seven years in architectural practice, then full-time on hands-on repair projects of her own including four very different old houses. She has run over 40 homeowners' courses and numerous 'limedays' for the SPAB. She is co-author (with Roger Hunt) of Old House Handbook and Old House Eco Handbook, and has written and lectured extensively. Marianne was co-presenter of three series of BBC2's 'Restoration'. Marianne runs The Old House Consultancy in Oxfordshire, advising homeowners on repair, alteration and retrofit.

Introduction 1. Look Before You Leap 2. Getting the Work Done 3. Breathability and Damp 4. Walls 5. Structural Movement 6. Roofs 7. Timber Carpentry 8. Solid Floors 9. Chimneys, Flues and Fireplaces 10. Windows, Doors and Joinery 11. Plasters, Renders and Roughcast 12. Paints and Finishes 13. Building Services 14. Living for Today and Tomorrow

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