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  • Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cuttingby William R. Purchase

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible, Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896 and published by Crosby Lockwood & Son of London, it met with great acclaim and the correspondence received by the author was that of... more...

  • Preserving Washington Historyby Chuck Wagner; Sheila Wagner; Knight Kiplinger

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book documents the beauty and variety of the buildings of Washington, DC, through hundreds of beautiful color photographs, most taken by Chuck Wagner, Wagner Roofing's current CEO, and demonstrates the key role the company has played in maintaining these landmarks for new generations of residents of and visitors to our nation's capital. more...

  • Recording, Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Placesby Robin Letellier; Rand Eppich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This two volume guide provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and guidelines for documenting cultural heritage places. It seeks to aid heritage managers and decision makers in understanding their roles and responsibilities inn this essential activity. Volume 1 (Guiding Principles) explains why heritage managers must make sure... more...

  • Roof Construction and Repairby E Molloy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Written by a traditional roofer during the Second World War, this reprint of the 1945 edition presents useful step by step guidance on the right techniques for laying and repairing roofs. It highlights the options for repairing damage rather than stripping and relaying the roof. The first four chapters describe the timber construction of roofs covering... more...

  • Roof Slating and Tilingby Frank Bennett; Alfred Pinion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used, such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holding... more...

  • Specifications in Detailby Frank W. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    Sir Roger Pratt's "Rules for the Guidance of Architects", written on 7 December 1665, included the following statements which embody succinctly the principles of the specification of building works and indeed of contract administration, and are as true today as they were nearly 350 years ago: To determine anything without due premeditation is rashness.... more...

  • Stone Conservation: Principles and Practiceby Alison Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Winner of the RIBA Book Award, this important and timely publication brings together contributions from leading stone conservation practitioners. It discusses the philosophical principles on which stone conservation is founded and the need to understand the full history and development of a building before starting work. Other topics covered in this... more...

  • Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildingsby Patrick Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Structural appraisal is important to professionals concerned with the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of traditional buildings. It involves recognizing and establishing the cause of any structural damage and, if the damage is still active predicting its course. Such knowledge forms the basis for appropriate and efficient action. This book offers... more...

  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildingsby PEB Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports... more...

  • Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildingsby Richard Oxley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating to older buildings and the problems they may encounter when surveying and repairing them. With the use of examples, the author provides invaluable... more...