- Hardcover: 204 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln (Nov. 18 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0711227721
- ISBN-13: 978-0711227729
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 1.9 x 28.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair Hardcover – Nov 18 2008
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Provides richly and deeply informed practical guidance to preserve the rich legacy of any old building.
About the Author
ROGER HUNT, co-author (with Marianne Suhr) of Old House Handbook, is an award-winning writer and blogger with a particular interest in sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. He is the author of Rural Britain: Then and Now, a celebration of the British countryside, Villages of England and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey’s past.He lectures on building-related issues, is a judge of annual awards for new housing and serves on the editorial board of the SPAB magazine. His latest renovation project is a 1900 house on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.MARIANNE SUHR is a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the repair of historic buildings. After a scholarship with the SPAB, she worked for seven years in architectural practice, then full-time on hands-on repair projects including three very different old houses. For the SPAB she has run over 40 homeowners’ courses and numerous ‘limedays’. She is co-author (with Roger Hunt) of Old House Handbook, and has written and lectured extensively. A co-presenter of three series of BBC2’s Restoration, she recently set up the Old House Consultancy, advising on repairs and alterations in the Oxfordshire locality.
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