The Historic House Owner's Companion

By: Saunders, Matthew

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0713442301 171 pages including index. 129 black and white illustrations. The essential companion for anyone planning to maintain or restore their home with full regard to its period and style, its surroundings, and the issues raised by any kind of conservation. While not a do-it-yourself manual, owners and potential buyers of period properties are sure to benefit from a sound grasp of legal, aesthetic and technical factors which affect the appearance, condition (and value) of their property, and enable them to brief professional builders and architects more effectively. Detailed chapters on construction in earth (cob), flint, stone, brick, chimneys, stairs, doors, windows, damp, rot and architectural salvage, all with guidlines for further reading and useful addresses for professional advice. Author has been secretary of the Ancient Monuments Society since 1977 and has a possibly unrivalled knowledge of the practical and legal aspects of conservation.