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Practical Building Conservation


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About this Book Using this Book General Introduction A Brief History of Roofing How Roofs Work Deterioration of Roofs Assessment Treatment & Repair Care & Maintenance Modern Roofing Practices Roof Coverings Slates & Stone Slates Clay Plain Tiles Pantiles & Other Single-lap Tiles Shingles Thatch Lead Copper Zinc Aluminium Iron & Steel Asphalt

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The contents reflect the work of the Building Conservation and Research Team, their colleagues at Historic England, and their consultants and researchers, who together have many decades of accumulated experience in dealing with deteriorating building materials and systems of all types. This multi-disciplinary team of architects, surveyors, conservators and scientists are responsible for standard setting and research across a wide range of Historic England activities. The team specialises in dealing with the practical, technical and scientific aspects of building materials decay and their treatment. The aim has been to provide practical advice by advocating a common approach of firstly understanding the material or building element and why it is deteriorating, and then dealing with the causes. The books concentrate on those aspects which are significant in conservation terms, and reflect the requests for information received by Historic England.


'Roofing is a well-written, technically proficient, and comprehensive installation manual that the North American industry would be wise to emulate.' - Lesley Gilmore, AIA, LEED AP-BC+C, Gilmore Preservation

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