Country Cottage Conservation: A Guide to Maintenance and


Country Cottage Conservation: A Guide to Maintenance and Repair I bought this book because I was about to undertake a full renovation of an ancient house and I had very little building knowledge.Mr Claxton has wrote a book that is easy to understand for laymen like me and gives good advice on how to tackle building renovation projects on old houses He dispels some of the myths and horrors surrounding problems with ancient houses, woodworm, dry wet rot etc and he has a good sense of humour he inputs into his writing that makes reading his book enjoyable, given the subject matter.Excellent book, recommended. As good as ever A very general book with useful information Would be a great book if you were thinking of buying an old cottage Excellent photos throughout.There are some great diagrams especially the one about lime Covers all aspects of cottages walls, floors, roof, windows, door, plaster, chimneys, paint finishes, woodworm and our friend damp Discusses cottages in the future The book recognises most cottages will have had some modernisation which may not have been appropriate and what to do about it It does often recommend getting expert advice Unfortunately it did not include enough information about the construction of roofing timbers for me. Really informative, am halfway through I m quite sure this has saved me a fortune already Iv booked a sensitive tradesman to quote for work feel a lot confident savvy about talking to them thanks to the book A little repetitive in parts but I don t care if u are about to buy or already have a cottage you can t afford not to buy this book Absolutely brilliant Would recommend this helpful book for anyone purchasing an old cottage for the first time Contains excellent advice, information and links to conservational organisations. Brilliant Would have liked a bit info on how to undo past wrongs, but apart from that, exactly what I wanted. Clearly writtenA must for any owner of a period property Country Cottage Conservation is essential reading for everyone who loves country cottages From simple DIY redecoration to employing architects and builders to tackle significant repairs, this book is full of helpful information The author explains how cottage owners are able to protect and enhance their investment, and discusses various repair and redecoration options and their consequences

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  • Country Cottage Conservation: A Guide to Maintenance and Repair
  • Bevis Claxton
  • 07 October 2017
  • 1847971792

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