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Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation: v. 3: Materials and Skills
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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

Table of Contents

Preface Contributors. 1 The philosophy of repair - Michael Forsyth. 2 Stone. Types of wall construction - Ian Williams. Limestone - David McLaughlin. Sandstone - Ian Williams. 3 Brickwork - Mike Stock. 4 Lime products: plaster and render - Rory Young. 5 Concrete and reinforced concrete - Michael Bussell. 6 Slate, stone and clay tiles - Chris Harris. 7 Cast iron, wrought iron and steel - Geoff Wallis and Michael Bussell. 8 Understanding decay in building timbers - Brian Ridout. 9 Timber - Charley Brentnall. 10 Wattle and daub - Tony Graham. 11 Sash windows - Gus Astley. 12 Glass - Michael Forsyth. 13 Exterior colour on the smaller town house - Patrick Baty. Index

Author Biography

Dr Michael Forsyth, Director of Studies in Historic Building Conservations, University of Bath, UK
Release date NZ
December 13th, 2007
Edited by Michael Forsyth
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
100 illustrations
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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