Suitable for those who own, or are interested in, houses that were built between about 1840 and 1914, this book helps readers to become responsible custodians of such properties and focuses on how to retain and preserve the fabric of the existing house in a sustainable way.
Janet Collings is a conservation architect and author who studied practical conservation under the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' travelling scholarship scheme. She works to ensure a useful future for all old buildings, from nationally-important Grade I-listed buildings through to forgotten semi-derelict cottages. Janet co-founded the www.oldhouse.info website to help promote the understanding of traditional building and her knowledge of old houses comes from living in, and personally repairing, Victorian and Edwardian homes. Resident - Essex