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Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses By Albert Jackson

Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses

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After the destructive 1960s and 1970s, when it was fashionable to `modernise' properties by covering over or removing old features, the majority of home-owners today are now keen to restore their homes to their original state, not just to add period character but also to increase the value of their property.

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Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses by Albert Jackson

After the destructive 1960s and 1970s, when it was fashionable to `modernise' properties by covering over or removing old features, the majority of home-owners today are now keen to restore their homes to their original state, not just to add period character but also to increase the value of their property.

Collins Period Houses is a comprehensive, photographic guide to renovating and maintaining the decorative architectural features of older houses. It puts authentic restoration firmly within the grasp of all period-home owners. Comprehensive in coverage and illustrated in full colour throughout, the book functions both as an inspirational sourcebook of historical styles and as a practical manual on the care and repair of houses built between the mid-eighteenth century and the outbreak of the Second World War.

Includes:

EXTERNAL FEATURES & ROOFS
Brickwork, stucco, stonework, balconies, gates, railings, decorative woodwork, wooden wall cladding, slate & tiled roofs, shingles, bargeboards, chimneys.

INTERIOR WALLS & CEILINGS
Plasterwork, ornamental mouldings, wall tiles, carved woodwork, wall panelling & finishes.

FLOORS
Flagstones, floorboards, parquet floors, quarry tiles, decorative painting.

DOORS & WINDOWS
Doorcases & door surrounds, panelled & glazed doors, sash & casement windows, leaded lights, stained & patterned glass, fanlights, shutters, door & window furniture.

STAIRS
Wooden staircases, stone steps, balusters, newel posts, handrails.

FIREPLACES
Mantelpieces, grates, hearths, stoves, tiled & marble fireplaces.

KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & LIGHTING
Planning, adaptation & styles for period homes.

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About Albert Jackson


Albert Jackson and David Day are the authors of the bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual and Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual. They have made many television appearances and have presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation.

Additional information

GOR002119890
Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses by Albert Jackson
Albert Jackson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-05-05
256
0004140354
9780004140353
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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