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|Adaptation of Historic Buildings: the past by Alan Tierney – Picketts Historic Building Conservation|
Historic buildings have commonly been adapted, changed, updated and remodelled according to previous owners, which tells us we can also play our part
Categories: Property, Listed Buildings, Restoration, Building Conservation, History, Survey, Country Life Articles
|Anchor's Away! by Grosvenor Construction|
The isle of Anglesey in North Wales has a raw beauty all of its own. Separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait the Isle has a rich history originating from Viking times.
Categories: Building Conservation, Case Studies, Restoration, History, Maintenance
|Are Period Properties Sustainable? by James Mott|
Many owners of period properties are concerned about their energy efficiency. ProjectBook has some hints for owners considering their options.
Categories: Damp, Maintenance, Property, Building Conservation, Listed Buildings, Restoration, Country Life Articles, Sustainability
|Battling Time at Chester Castle by Jamie Moore|
Stationed at the edge of Chester city centre, like a sentry battling time, stands Chester Castle. The history and importance of this location is perhaps no longer noticed by the hundreds of shoppers, tourists and businessmen who pass by its gates every day, but this building has played a pivotal role in the history of our nation. Battles and wars have been
Categories: Timber Repairs, Lime, Woodwork, Building Conservation, Case Studies, Restoration, Listed Buildings, History
|Building Conservation - Programming Repairs by Martin Ashley|
The care and conservation of cathedrals, churches, chapels and other places of worship is almost invariably complicated by their size, the high cost of scaffolding and repair work, and the time it takes to raise the required funds. It is therefore necessary to prepare a 'forward plan' which establishes the priorities for the repair and conservation of a building's fabric, and sets out a programme for the work. Each element can then be costed, budgeted for and co-ordinated with other expenditure necessary for liturgical and pastoral purposes.
Categories: Listed Buildings, Restoration, Building Conservation, Property
|Conserving period buildings and lime by Ben Smith|
Many period building owners have a perception that using lime is prohibitively difficult. Not the case, says Ben Smith
Categories: Limewash, Damp, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Lime, Lime Mortars Render
|Conserving Sir James Thornhill’s Baroque Masterpiece by James Mott|
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and painted by Sir James Thornhill, the Painted Hall at the Old Naval College Greenwich is one of Britain’s iconic interiors. James Mott looks at the ongoing conservation work to Thornhill’s masterpiece of interior decoration
Categories: Paint Analysis, Maintenance, Paints, Building Conservation, History, Restoration, Interiors
|Converting Attic Spaces in Older Buildings by Neil Quinn - Yiangou Architects|
Converting your roof space can add enormously to the appeal of your property, but if done badly can cost you dear in repair works
Categories: Property, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Interiors, Country Life Articles
|Dampness in Traditional Buildings by Paul Watts |
With the introduction of cavity walls, cement, plastic paints and DPCs, it was mistakenly thought that sealing a building was essential for modern living in traditionally built structures. In most cases, sealing an old building is the last thing that it needs. The resultant build up of moisture feeds fungal growth, rot, cold walls, higher heating bills and even structural damage.
Categories: Damp, Sustainability, Maintenance, Restoration, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Property
|Employing Specialists by Martin Hall IHBC | FRICS|
Martin Hall highlights the importance of employing specialist consultants and contractors for the repair of ordinary Georgian and Victorian Houses
Categories: Building Conservation, Restoration, Limewash, Maintenance
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