Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation

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Michael Forsyth
462 g
246x189x13 mm
This book is the third in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology:* Understanding Historic Building Conservation* Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation* Materials & Skills for Historic Building ConservationThe series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors.In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved.The present volume - 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
InhaltsangabePreface vi Contributors viii 1 The philosophy of repair Michael Forsyth 1 2 Stone 5 Types of wall construction Ian Williams 5 Oolitic limestone David McLaughlin 7 Sandstone Ian Williams 20 Granite Robert Cotta 30 3 Brickwork Mike Stock 46 4 Limebased plasters, renders and washes Rory Young 56 5 Concrete and reinforced concrete Michael Bussell 92 6 Stone slate, clay tile and metamorphic slate Christopher Harris 109 7 Cast iron, wrought iron and steel Geoff Wallis and Michael Bussell 123 8 Understanding decay in building timbers Brian Ridout 160 9 Timber Charley Brentnall 167 10 Wattle and daub Tony Graham 178 11 Sash windows Gus Astley 191 12 Window glass Michael Forsyth 196 13 Exterior colour on the smaller town house Patrick Baty 200 Index 212
Preface viContributors viii1 The philosophy of repairMichael Forsyth 12 Stone 5Types of wall constructionIan Williams 5Oolitic limestoneDavid McLaughlin 7SandstoneIan Williams 20GraniteRobert Cotta 303 BrickworkMike Stock 464 Lime-based plasters, renders and washesRory Young 565 Concrete and reinforced concreteMichael Bussell 926 Stone slate, clay tile and metamorphic slateChristopher Harris 1097 Cast iron, wrought iron and steelGeoff Wallis and Michael Bussell 1238 Understanding decay in building timbersBrian Ridout 1609 TimberCharley Brentnall 16710 Wattle and daubTony Graham 17811 Sash windowsGus Astley 19112 Window glassMichael Forsyth 19613 Exterior colour on the smaller town housePatrick Baty 200Index 212
gives key information in each area with where to go for more detailed guidance
strong focus on engineering and craft solutions
offers a comprehensive overview of a multi-disciplinary area to encourage disparate groups of professionals to work more closely

full colour throughout

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