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  • Practical Building Conservation:Timber

  • Ashgate
  • March 2012
  • 978-0-754645-542
  • Hardback
  • 504
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TIMBER - a volume in the Practical Building Conservation series from English Heritage, this deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vast structural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of the book covers appropriate methods of repair and maintenance.

Contents
The Practical Building Conservation Series
About This Book
Using These Books
MATERIALS & HISTORY OF USE
Wood: Biology & Properties
Conversion & Seasoning
Water & Dimensional Stability
Traditional Tools & Working Methods
DETERIORATION & DAMAGE
Insects & Fungi
Environmental Problems
Other Causes of Deterioration
ASSESSMENT
Understanding Buildings & Their Condition
Structural Timbers
Non-Structural Timbers (Joinery)
Fixings & Hardware
Specialist Investigations
REPAIR & TREATMENT
Introduction
Timber-Frame Structures
Preservative Pre-Treatments
Adhesives, Fillers & Fastenings
Insect Infestation & Fungal Decay
Upgrading Historic Buildings to Meet Modern Standards
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Continuing Care
Conclusions
GLOSSARY
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & PICTURE CREDITS
TIMBER - a volume in the Practical Building Conservation series from English Heritage, this deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vast structural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of the book covers appropriate methods of repair and maintenance. ...
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