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Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth

By: C. Williams-Ellis with an Introduction By Gordon T. Pearson

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023124

ISBN: 187339439X

Condition: Brand New


This fascinating study, first published in 1919 then substantially revised in 1947, was based on experiments undertaken by the author, Clough Williams-Ellis into the use of pisé de terre and other earth based materials. It was written at a time when traditional building resources such as brick and timber were in short supply, and there was a need to consider the potential for using alternative materials in construction. Whilst earth building has not developed significantly in the UK since this book appeared, the recent efforts of the sustainable architecture movement has helped to stimulate a... View more info

Roof Slating and Tiling

By: Frank Bennett and Alfred Pinion with an Introduction By Richard Jordan and Tim Radcliffe

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023494

ISBN: 1873394462

Condition: Brand New


This is a facsimile of the 1948 edition Bennett and Pinion’s classic work, first published in 1935. It provides an invaluable source of information on the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holing slates through to more complex details such as random, diminishing slating and the tiling of swept and laced valleys. Contents: Roof covering; Slates and their characteristics; How a simple roof is slated; Groundwork; Slating generally; Manufacture and characteristics of roofing tiles;... View more info

The Geology of Building Stones

By: John Allen Howe; Introduction By David Jefferson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023146

ISBN: 1873394527

Condition: Brand New


John Allen Howe’s book, The Geology of Building Stones, written in 1910, was the first major reference work to feature information on the considerable range of building stones which were being used in the UK and which were still being quarried at that time. This important and useful publication, now reprinted by Donhead, offers very detailed information on the appearance and qualities of the various types of stone being used at that time, including granite, sandstones, limestones and other lesser known building stones, specific to certain geographical areas. It also includes a good introduc... View more info

English Leadwork: Its Art and History

By: Lawrence Weaver with an Introduction By Andrew Naylor

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023130

ISBN: 1873394608

Condition: Brand New


Lawrence Weaver’s design reference work appeared in 1909, and is now available from Donhead in this re-printed facsimile edition. It describes and documents many examples of decorative leadwork, which being durable and attractive lends itself in its simplicity to a multitude of forms. Whilst examining in detail the history and workmanship to be found on fonts, statues, urns and vases, the book also includes more modest structures such as pipes, pipeheads and rain-water cisterns. The author also explores the use of lead in roofing, particularly for spires, steeples and domes, and points out t... View more info

Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildings

By: Patrick Robson

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hants, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008296

ISBN: 1873394683

Condition: Brand New


This book is a comprehensive guide to the common causes of structural damage. It examines the techniques for collecting evidence including desk study, visual inspection, distortion survey, testing and ground investigation as well as offering advice on managing liability. Before damage to a building can be remedied, the investigator has to discover the cause as well as predict the possible effects of the damage. This book provides an important study of the analytical skills necessary to achieve this. Practitioners in this field have no codes of practice or standards to fall back on – there a... View more info

House Decoration

By: Paul N. Hasluck with an Introduction By Patrick Baty

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 026158

ISBN: 1873394497

Condition: Brand New


Developments in the use of paint analysis techniques for researching the painted interiors and exteriors of our most prestigious historic buildings has been extremely important in helping to maintain the integrity of historic structures while they are being conserved. It has given a broader dimension to architectural study, in many cases by showing how particular buildings and rooms were used, and also offering a better appreciation of the nature and constituents of historic paint. Paul Hasluck’s useful little book, first published in 1897, will provide the conservation practitioner with a... View more info

The Weathering of Natural Building Stones

By: R.J. Schaffer with an Introduction By Dr Tim Yates

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020124

ISBN: 1873394691

Condition: Brand New


Printed Pages: 149 with numerous b/w illustrations. View more info

Building Construction Drawing

By: Richard B. Eaton; Introduction By Jonathan David, Normal England, and John Keenan

Price: $102.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023147

ISBN: 1873394713

Condition: Brand New


First published in six parts in the period 1914 to 1921 this volume has now been reprinted to provide a useful sourcebook for architects and other conservation specialists working on traditional buildings. This was one of the first books to include specifications and working drawings of joinery details, drawn on a large scale, which complemented the earlier better known construction ‘pattern books ’ of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The book covers a wide range of details, with particular emphasis on joinery, including windows, doors, staircases, panelling, picture and chair ... View more info

Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach

By: Richard Oxley

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008263

ISBN: 1873394500

Condition: Brand New


Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating to older buildings and the problems they may encounter when surveying and repairing them. With the use of examples, the author provides invaluable information on how traditional buildings perform, emphasizing the need for a sensitive and sustainable approach which also takes account of the specific needs of the building. The book examines all aspects to be included in any assessment for... View more info

Masonry, Bricklaying, and Plastering

By: Robert Scott Burn with an Introduction By Ian Pritchett

Price: $155.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020119

ISBN: 1873394489

Condition: Brand New


Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, an interesting and useful coverage not only of traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pisé. It also examines the developments in the use of cement for wall covering, as well as cement blocks to be used as artificial stone. This new reprint of the original work contains over 400 pages of text dealing with materials, practical construction technique... View more info