English Heritage has revised and updated its highly regarded series of conservation handbooks, Practical Building Conservation (first published in 1988), for publication in 2012. The first five volumes of the ten-volume series will be launched at the Listed Property Show on 18 and 19 February at London’s Olympia (stand H20).
‘Practical Building Conservation - English Heritage Technical Handbooks' by John and Nicola Ashurst were first published in 1988. Since then, it has become a standard reference for those caring for historic buildings large and small - essential reading for architects, surveyors and building managers, as well as conservators and homeowners.
The new series has not only been updated to cover the latest techniques and materials, but has been greatly expanded and copiously illustrated. Written by English Heritage experts, these books are an accessible distillation of their many years of experience in the conservation of historic buildings, gardens and archaeological sites. They look in detail at building materials ranging from the ancient to the modern, and are studded throughout with practical advice on their repair and maintenance.
Materials and techniques covered by the first five volumes include Glass and Glazing; Metals; Mortars, Renders and Plasters; Stone; and Timber. The other volumes in the series are: Conservation Basics; Building Environment; Concrete; Earth, Brick and Terracotta; and Roofing.
The series is published and marketed by Ashgate Publishing on behalf of English Heritage. The books are for sale online from www.ashgate.com/pbc
The Listed Property Show is a free event for property owners, with over 100 of the country’s leading experts to give advice and guidance. Many will be giving practical demonstrations including woodcarving, lead work, plasterwork, window and door manufacturing and offering advice from matters ranging from planning regulations to VAT and insurance.