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3.0 out of 5 stars
Country Cottage Conservation, 2 Nov. 2012
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.