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|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
|Commissioning Furniture by Neil Stevenson|
Commissioning a unique piece of furniture should be a wonderful process; one that allows you to own something entirely individual and, in the process, help to maintain the rich tradition of furniture design and craftsmanship in Britain, for which it is rightly proud.
Categories: Woodwork, Interiors, Country Life Articles
|Designing new furniture for historic interiors by Neil Stevenson - NEJ Stevenson|
You don't necessarily have to replicate historic furniture for historic interiors; after all past generations filled their houses with inherited furniture from different periods
Categories: Woodwork, Listed Buildings, Interiors, Country Life Articles
|Linseed Oil Paint by Histocolour|
Linseed oil has been a core component in the making of paint for centuries. In times past, linseed oil was used as a carrier in what we know as ‘oil paints’ along with quantities of natural pigment, white lead and turpentine. These paints were excellent for protecting timber from the elements and lasted for decades.
Categories: Woodwork, Restoration, Interiors, Building Conservation, Plasterwork, Case Studies, Paints, Ironwork, Maintenance, Paint Analysis, Steel Windows, Country Life Articles, Sustainability
|Maintenance and repair of period woodwork by James Mott|
This article aims to give a brief overview and some pointers as to how to approach the maintenance and repair of period woodwork.
Categories: Sustainability, Timber Repairs, Woodwork, Maintenance, Paints, Building Conservation, Listed Buildings, Restoration, Interiors, Country Life Articles
|Prevention better than cure by Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)|
On founding the SPAB in 1877, William Morris spoke of the need ‘to stave off decay by daily care, to prop a perilous wall or mend a leaky roof’.
Categories: Timber Repairs, Ironmongery, Paints, Property, Woodwork, Building Conservation, Gardens, Listed Buildings, Interiors, Maintenance
|Restoring Interior Woodwork by James Mott|
Generally speaking, the standard of restored interiors of listed and period buildings in this county is shocking. Repairs are badly executed, the addition of new work is often ill conceived, mouldings reproduced to match originals do not, lost / damaged original ironmongery is replaced with inferior off the shelf products and finishes look as though they have come out of a treacle tin.........on the other hand....
Categories: Woodwork, Interiors, Timber Repairs, Restoration, Building Conservation, Door Furniture, Fire Protection, Ironmongery, Project Management
|Sense and Sustainability – why maintenance matters by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings |
Sustainability seems to be a buzzword at the moment, but actually it’s something that for the last 130 years has been at the heart of everything that The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) stands for.
Categories: Property, Woodwork, Building Conservation, Restoration, Listed Buildings, Maintenance, Sustainability
|The Development of Furniture Construction by Neil Stevenson|
An insight into techniques and primary factors that influenced construction from the 11th to the 16th century
Categories: Timber Repairs, Ironmongery, Woodwork, History
|To Upgrade or Not Upgrade: Part 1 Panelled Doors by Kevin Hulin|
Fire resisting doors are a crucial part of a passive fire protection strategy. Kevin Hulin looks at the different methods available.
Categories: Listed Buildings, Woodwork, Fire Protection, Retrofitting
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