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.
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.
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.
Wooden staircases, stone steps, balusters, newel posts, handrails.
Mantelpieces, grates, hearths, stoves, tiled & marble fireplaces.
KITCHENS, BATHROOMS & LIGHTING
Planning, adaptation & styles for period homes.