Period Property Manual

Author: Ian Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857338457

Category: Dwellings

Page: 248

View: 4897

Britain has a wonderfully rich stock of period houses - everything from medieval cottages to Georgian townhouses and Edwardian mansions. But many of these historic properties are now at risk. Some are unwittingly damaged by well-meaning owners or incompetent builders; others suffer long-term deterioration where mortgage lenders have imposed ......
Posted in Dwellings

Old House Eco Handbook

A Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy-efficiency & Sustainability

Author: Roger Hunt,Marianne Suhr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711232785

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 1653

Old House Eco Handbook is a companion volume to the authors' highly successful Old House Handbook, published in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). It seeks to answer the questions homeowners and others are asking about how to make old houses - medieval and timberframed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terraces - energy-efficient and sustainable. The refurbishment or 'retrofitting' of old houses to meet new requirements into the future is now high on the Government's agenda. Old houses are, by their nature, a sustainable asset: their refurbishment is becoming a priority as attempts are made to address millions of energy-sapping, poorly insulated and far from airtight homes.
Posted in Architecture

Country Cottage Conservation

A Guide to Maintenance and Repair

Author: Bevis Claxton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797967X

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 7223

Country Cottage Conservation is essential reading for everyone who loves rural 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. The charm and long life of a traditional cottage comes from over a thousand years of building tradition that was almost forgotten in the twentieth century. Modern materials and techniques are often expensively inappropriate, as they can conflict with the buildings' inbuilt defence mechanisms or make cottages look too modern, yet it is still possible to repair a cottage economically with traditional methods and natural materials that work in harmony with the original construction. The author also considers what may be done to redress the balance where inappropriate work has previously been carried out, so as to restore some of the original performance to the cottage and help preserve its charm, and value, for the future. Essential reading for everyone who loves country cotttages and invaluable for those who want to maintain and repair their property in a sympathetic and sustainable way, it is also superbly illustrated with 239 colour photographs.
Posted in House & Home

Collins Care & Repair of Period Houses

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780004140353

Category: Dwellings

Page: 255

View: 3547

After the destructive 60s and 70s when it was fashionable to modernise properties by covering over or removing old features, the many home-owners today are now keen to restore their homes to their orginal state, not just to add period, but also to increase the value of their property.
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Flora of the Northeast

A Manual of the Vascular Flora of New England and Adjacent New York

Author: Dennis W. Magee,Harry E. Ahles

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495777

Category: Nature

Page: 1214

View: 6225

CD-ROM contains: Color photographs -- Random Access Key program for representative and common Angiosperm Dicotyledonous genera of the Northeast.
Posted in Nature

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

A Training Manual for Dog Owners

Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759524385

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 6111

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.
Posted in Pets

Restoring Period Timber-Framed Houses

Author: David J. Swindells

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 208

View: 1032

Posted in Architecture, Domestic

Period House

An Owner's Guide

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007127610

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 2037

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-18th century and outbreak of the Second World War, this text is a source of reference and advice for anybody owning or living in a period property. It aims to act as a home owner's guide to the styles and features of period property and should prove useful for examining the history and design of different architectural features. The book also provides advice on restoration and repair work.
Posted in Architecture

Energy Efficiency in Old Houses

Author: Martin Godfrey Cook

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847970770

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 9529

Most people in the UK live in an old house built before the age of modern building regulations and energy-efficiency standards, and one in four UK residents lives in a house that is at least a century old. However, it is possible to upgrade existing housing stock and to live in these old houses in an energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable way. In an age of relentlessly rising energy costs, global warming, and climate change, it pays to put an old house in order. This invaluable book is packed full of useful information and tips to improve the energy efficiency of an old house particularly now, in the age of Home Information Packs and Energy Performance Certificates.
Posted in Architecture

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Author: The University The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226287058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1184

View: 9066

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Fixtures and Fittings of Period Houses, 1714 - 1939

Author: Janet Collings

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847972378

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 2724

Building features and materials are being lost or replaced on older houses at an alarming rate. The appearance of this book is, therefore, most welcome for it enables the reader to identify original features and materials that have been used on houses from the Georgian period, through the Victorian and Edwardian periods and up until 1939—a period when building techniques and architectural styles changed significantly.
Posted in Antiques & Collectibles

Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future

Author: Carole Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113403461X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 1425

Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities, this book explores its rich and ancient tradition to provide tried and trusted solutions to modern day construction problems. By way of introduction, the ancient and historical lifestyles that dictated the nature of traditional construction are explored, before focussing on its health and ecological benefits. As well as cultural background, this book includes a detailed scientific description of traditional building materials and their constituents which draws a sharp contrast with modern petrochemical-based materials. The studies of traditional buildings included reveal the sustainability of features such as natural ventilation and breathing walls, and comparisons with modern construction methods show how they could prevent 'sick building syndrome'. The author argues that maintenance for long life, by contrast with the modern concept of life-cycle costing, is at the nub of sustainability and underlies the contribution traditional building construction can make to tackling climate change. Over 250 original photos, and over fifty bespoke diagrams illustrate the features, techniques, and characteristics of traditional construction that could make such a valuable contribution to the industry today. The inclusion of a close study of how these methods relate to British building regulations makes this book a practical guide for construction professionals, as well as an authoritative resource for students and policy-makers.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition

Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022643060X

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 6545

When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.
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The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics

Author: Daniel H. Cooper,Andrew J. Krainik,Sam J. Lubner,Hilary E. L. Reno

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781781251

Category: Medical

Page: 862

View: 9799

Established for over 40 years as the "bible" of the medical ward, The Washington Manual� of Medical Therapeutics is now in its Thirty-Second Edition and builds upon that proud tradition—with even more of the current information you need, delivered in a timesaving, quick-reference style. Its portability, comprehensiveness, and ease of access makes it a favorite on-call resource for housestaff and faculty around the world. Continuing the tradition of excellence, each chapter has been updated and reformatted for easier access to the information the reader needs. This edition is also available electronically for handheld computers. See Media listing for details. The Washington Manual� is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.
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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization

Author: Allan M. Siegal,William G. Connolly

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1101905441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 1540

"The official style guide used by the writers and editors of the world's most authoritative news organization."
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Home Insulation Manual

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9780857332752

Category: Dwellings

Page: 140

View: 5641

The first step for every home is insulation, and, for many, the DIY route can be the best option. But every home is different, and this manual can help you identify the best options for you, enabling you to spend money where it's most effective and prevent the wrong kind of improvements.
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Period Repair Manual

Author: Lara Briden

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760780979

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 7106

Naturopath Lara Briden wants to give women the knowledge and tools to improve their period health. Every woman will menstruate in their lifetime, and one in two women will struggle with their period health. Lara's book, previously self-published, has already garnered rave reader reviews because of it deals so openly and compassionately with this important aspect of women's health. Containing invaluable advice for women of every age and circumstance, and detailing natural treatments from nutritional supplements to a healthy diet, this book promises to help women change their relationship with their menstrual cycle. Topics include how to come off hormonal birth control; what your period should be like; what can go wrong; how to talk to your doctor; treatment protocols for all common period problems, including PCOS and endometriosis. Thoroughly researched and written in clear and accessible language, Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual is the ultimate guide to better periods.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Stone Buildings

Conservation. Restoration . History

Author: Patrick McAfee

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847172105

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7254

How to build, conserve or renovate stone buildings in the authentic way.
Posted in Architecture

Maintaining and Repairing Old Houses

A Guide to Conservation, Sustainability and Economy

Author: Bevis Claxton

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847970350

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 8440

Starting at the top with chimneys & roofs, & working down through the building, the author examines external walls, rainwater disposal, doors & windows, internal walls, floors & ceilings, building services, damp problems & the important of 'breathability' & ventilation.
Posted in House & Home

Collins Complete Period House

Author: Albert Jackson,David Day

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007271030

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 9486

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-eighteenth century and outbreak of the Second World War. A source of reference and advice for anyone owning or living in a period property.
Posted in House & Home