Collins Complete Period House: A step-by-step guide to the repair and maintenance of your valuable home

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9780007271030: Collins Complete Period House: A step-by-step guide to the repair and maintenance of your valuable home

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-eighteenth century and outbreak of the Second World War. A source of reference and advice for anyone owning or living in a period property.

A complete home owner’s guide to the styles and features of period property, this book is ideal for examining the history and design of different architectural features, while also providing advice on restoration and repair work.

The definitive reference for all owners of period property, Collins Period House also includes historical notes and information on period features of houses built between the mid-18th century and the Second World War. Providing practical guidance on all aspects of care and repair, this is an essential book for people who want to know more about the architecture, structure and design of their period property.

This edition also includes a revised introduction focusing on the definition of the period concerned, new figures for cost-effective restoration in 2005 as well as updated information on legal protection for older houses. In addition, there are new sections on pre-Georgian style, thatched roofs and energy conservation.

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‘A wealth of practical information, clearly and attractively presented’ Period Living magazine

‘The most comprehensive manual of its kind to date.’ The Victorian Society

About the Author:

Albert Jackson is an acclaimed writer on DIY, home improvement and maintenance. With David Day, he has made many television appearances, and has presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation. His best-selling books include the Collins Complete DIY Manual, Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual and Collins Home Restoration Manual.

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