"This well organised book is a welcome addition to the resources available for anyone thinking of living in an old house - and anyone thinking of 'doing up' a house should have to read this first, like learning the Highway Code before getting behind the wheel of a car." -- Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings: Cornerstone Magazine
"This book does exactly what its title proclaims, providing a professional and useful guide to the conservation, sustainability and economical management of old houses. It addresses the principal issues of the domestic dwelling including roofs and chimneys, external and internal walls, windows, doors and floors with commentary on grants, regulations, tax and insurance. Highly recommended, this book would serve the professional or informed builder undertaking maintenance and repair of an old house or historic buildings of domestic scale."
--Building Design bdonline.co.uk
About the Author
Bevis Claxton is a conservation architect with experience of repairing and adapting old buildings including historic properties open to the public, churches and old houses great and small, listed and unlisted. He is a regular contributor to magazines and co-founded the website www.oldhouse.info to help owners of old houses gain an understanding of the benefits of appropriate care, and an appreciation of those traditional, common-sense techniques that can be obscured by modern-day building practices.