For Pros, By Pros: Renovating Old Houses

For Pros, By Pros: Renovating Old Houses

by George Nash
     
 

For those who love to live in old houses or want to invest in one, this completely revised and updated book levels no stone unturned. From evaluating a property to making foundation repairs to adding on a porch, it's a comprehensive guide to every aspect of making renovations and repairs—whether you already live in, or are contemplating buying, an older home.

Overview

For those who love to live in old houses or want to invest in one, this completely revised and updated book levels no stone unturned. From evaluating a property to making foundation repairs to adding on a porch, it's a comprehensive guide to every aspect of making renovations and repairs—whether you already live in, or are contemplating buying, an older home.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget."
Library Journal
This is a reincarnation of Nash's out-of-print classic, Old House: A Rebuilder's Manual ( LJ 1/15/80), substantially rewritten and reorganized. The focus is the major defects of old houses: the heaved foundation walls, defunct mechanical systems, rotted structural timbers, damaged roofs, and broken staircases. Nash is both an artful writer and a knowledgeable renovation specialist. He writes with poetic grace about the unique character and hidden beauty of old houses, yet he's remarkably clearheaded and resourceful when dealing with their often maddening irregularities. There isn't a better sourcebook on the larger structural challenges of renovation. Most libraries should have this as a companion volume to Michael Litchfield's Renovation: A Complete Guide ( LJ 8/90. rev. ed.).-- Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll., Dryden, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561581283
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
For Pros By Pros Series
Edition description:
Updated and improved ed.]
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.84(d)

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Nash is a renovation contractor and fencebuilding enthusiast.

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