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Country Cottage Conservation: A Guide to Maintenance and Repair [Hardcover]

Bevis Claxton
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22 Jun 2010
"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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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (22 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847971792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847971791
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bevis Claxton is a conservation architect and writer who has been fascinated by traditional vernacular building methods throughout his career. He has provided advice on the repair, adaptation and maintenance of cottages and other old buildings, both to private clients and to leading conservation organizations. Bevis lives in an old house which he helped to repair and save from ruin. He co-founded the conservation information website www.oldhouse.info and has written many articles on building conservation for various popular magazines.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Country Cottage Conservation 2 Nov 2012
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Restoration Guide 17 Oct 2011
This book is excellent and concisely advises not only on what to look for but ideas on how to go about putting things right. With our project we were very concious that the remedies put in place over the years to address the damp and other problems were not working and were actually making things worse. This book describes accurately our situation and has been invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Country Cottage Renovation 11 Jan 2011
By Hamlet
This book deals very sensitively with all of the issues involved in renovating an old cottage, whilst taking into account modern improvements in materials and their suitability for such a project.
There is a real feel for the fabric of the old building.Country Cottage Conservation: A Guide to Maintenance and Repair
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 7 July 2014
By richard
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The book is very good and informative, not just a picture book with nice pictures of cottages, there is some very interesting facts and info that we found very helpful
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