The castles and other properties owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland are precious jewels in the crown of the nation's heritage. This book pays tribute to the people who have made the Trust's properties so very special.
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 wrong.
Buildings Reimagined provides an in-depth analysis of a selection of thirty contemporary renovations and adaptations of older buildings, focusing on what to look out for with the design transformation, and useful, practical approaches for each scenario.
Despite the widespread use of brick construction throughout the world, there has been no investigation into its deterioration and durability. This book provides the results of a major international study led by West Germany which examines the causes of decay in addition to the treatment and methods of conserving brickwork and historic mortars.
Surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This book includes sections on non-destructive investigation.
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 conservation.
The majority of buildings of merit built before the Second World War have been highlighted as worthy of protection, yet there is much indifference and even hostility towards many important post-war buildings. This book examines the philosophical and practical issues surrounding the conservation of modern buildings.
Defines various risks, which range from neglect, to destructive archeology, and intervention in the name of tourism. This book provides instruction on the conservation of ruins by structural and non-structural means, describing the procedures and conditions that need to be in place to ensure the protection of our important historic sites.
Offers a look at the various types of structure generally associated with the timber-frame tradition. This title discusses repair techniques, the procedures of investigation, the preliminary survey and the structural survey, followed up by case studies. It features numerous line illustrations and photographs.