...the balance between general principles and specific information should help owners understand their buildings rather better, tell them a bit about the legal framework, and issues such as choosing professionals, and brief them on the sort of questions they should ask their builder. Whether you are planning extensive repairs and alterations to your house, or simply want to know more about it and how to look after it more knowledgeably, this book is a good place to start. SPAB This is a book which offers practical guidance and essential information for historic building owners, professionals and their clients. Building Conservation JournalI Breathability ... a vital concept in dealing with older properties. They need to breathe, and many modern materials don't take this into account. There are solutions available, and you can find out where in Old House Care and Repair. Blackmore Vale Magazine
About the Author
Janet Collings is an architect who specializes in the conservation of historic buildings and runs her own architectural practice. Early in her career she was awarded a scholarship by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to study the care and repair of old buildings. In additions to work on a wide variety of old buildings she has rescued a listed house from a county buildings at risk register, organizing or carrying out much of that work herself. This book shares her experiences as a designer, owner and conserver working with old buildings.