Practical Building Conservation
Since the original series of Practical Building
Conservation appeared in 1988, 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. Ashgate Publishing and English Heritage
are now publishing an update to this seminal series. The new series
has not only been updated to cover the latest techniques and
materials, but has been greatly expanded and copiously illustrated.
English Heritage is renowned for its expertise in the conservation
of buildings, gardens and archaeological sites, and these books are
an accessible distillation of many years of experience. They look
in detail at building materials ranging from the ancient to the
modern, and are studded throughout with practical advice.
'They offer considerable information and advice on many
aspects of conservation … Great emphasis is placed in all the
volumes on making the reader familiar with the material in
question, giving them as much information and direction as possible
to allow them to understand what they are dealing with … gives a
comprehensive ‘hands on’ approach; solutions are found, methods
described and practical tips freely given.'
Jones-Warner, Member RIBA Conservation Group,
RIBA SCA AABC IHBC
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Once all ten volumes of Practical Building Conservation are
published then a ten volume set will be available at the discounted
price of £500 (with a further 10% online discount). If
you would like to commit to purchasing the set now please contact
Ashgate’s Sales team to ascertain whether you would like to
receive the first five volumes now and to record your order for the
remaining five volumes or whether you would prefer to wait until
all ten volumes are available before your order is supplied.
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