Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair By Roger Hunt & Marianne Suhur

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Frances Lincoln SKU: SNG13278
ISBN: 9780711281479
FORMAT: Hardback

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"Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair" stands as an indispensable resource for homeowners, renovators, and enthusiasts of historic architecture. Authored by Roger Hunt and Marianne Suhr, this extensively revised second edition embodies decades of collective expertise in preserving, maintaining, and restoring old houses.

Drawing upon their vast experience in architectural conservation and renovation, Hunt and Suhr present a comprehensive guide filled with practical advice, insightful tips, and step-by-step instructions tailored specifically for owners of older homes. From centuries-old cottages to Victorian townhouses, this handbook addresses the unique challenges and charms inherent in historic properties, offering solutions that balance preservation with modern living requirements.

Within its pages, readers will find a wealth of information covering various aspects of old house care and repair. Topics include understanding traditional building materials and techniques, diagnosing common problems such as damp and decay, navigating planning regulations and heritage restrictions, selecting appropriate tools and materials, and executing sympathetic repairs that respect the integrity of the original structure.

Illustrated with detailed diagrams, photographs, and case studies, this second edition reflects the latest developments in conservation practice and sustainability. Whether tackling minor maintenance tasks or embarking on major restoration projects, readers will find themselves equipped with the knowledge and confidence to safeguard the character and longevity of their beloved historic homes.

"Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair, 2nd Edition" is not merely a manual; it's a companion for anyone committed to the preservation and appreciation of our architectural heritage. With its accessible style and wealth of invaluable guidance, this book serves as an essential reference for anyone with a passion for old houses, ensuring that these cherished landmarks continue to stand proudly for generations to come.

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