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.
Suitable for architects and other conservation specialists working on traditional buildings, this book includes specifications and working drawings of joinery details, drawn on a large scale, which complemented the earlier better known construction 'pattern books' of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Suitable for those who love country cottages. From simple DIY redecoration to employing architects and builders to tackle significant repairs, this book is full of helpful information. It explains how cottage owners are able to protect and enhance their investment, and discusses various repair and redecoration options and their consequences.
Presents a broad range of highlights from detail on the topics of renovation, extension, restoration, refurbishment and conversion. With theoretical contributions, this book features examples of projects.
A practical, hands-on guide to the maintenance of historic buildings. Based on many years of experience, this book provides invaluable aid to best practice maintenance, presented using a straightforward logical format.
The large building, today known as Les Docks, designed by Gustave Desplaces and constructed between 1858 and 1864 on the model of the warehouses in the docklands of London, looks like a stone ship looming over the wharves of the port of Marseille.