Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation
Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation describes the characteristics and process of decay of traditional materials which inform the selection of appropriate repair techniques. It provides essential information on the properties of the More...
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation describes the characteristics and process of decay of traditional materials which inform the selection of appropriate repair techniques. It provides essential information on the properties of the principal traditional external building materials. Their availability, sourcing and environmental impact is covered, as well as the causes of erosion and decay, and the skills required for their application on conservation projects. It covers the main most commonly used materials and conservation techniques including stone, brickwork, lime products, concrete, iron and steel, timber, wattle and daub, and glass, Thirteen chapters written by the experts present today’s key issues in materials and skills for historic building conservation: Gus Astley, Patrick Baty, Charley Brentnall, Michael Bussell, Michael Forsyth, Tony Graham, Chris Harris, David McLaughlin, Brian Ridout, Mike Stock, Geoff Wallis, Ian Williams, Rory Young
Michael Graham de Jong Forsyth, Director of Studies in Conservation of Historic Buildings, University of Bath.
|The philosophy of repair|
|Types of wall construction|
|Lime-based plasters, renders and washes|
|Concrete and reinforced concrete|
|Stone slate, clay tile and metamorphic slate|
|Cast iron, wrought iron and steel|
|Understanding decay in building timbers|
|Wattle and daub|
|Exterior colour on the smaller town house|