ISBN-10:
1405190221
ISBN-13:
9781405190220
Pub. Date:
11/22/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Interior Finishes and Fittings for Historic Building Conservation / Edition 1

Interior Finishes and Fittings for Historic Building Conservation / Edition 1

by Michael Forsyth, Lisa White
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ISBN-13: 9781405190220
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Series: Historic Building Conservation Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Graham de Jong Forsyth, Director of Studies in Conservation of Historic Buildings, University of Bath.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Contributors x

1. Conservation of the historic interior 1
Michael Forsyth

Introduction 1

The presentation of historic interiors 1

Managing change 3

Building history and understanding significance 4

‘Reading’ the classical interior 6

The fall and rise of craftsmanship 6

Joinery detailing: a case study 7

Finding ‘forgotten spaces’ 8

Conclusion 9

2. Stone floors 11
Lisa White

Introduction 11

Materials 11

Floors 12

3. Cantilever or hanging stone stairs 19
Ian Hume

How do they work? 19

Landings 21

Sources of problems 21

Investigation 22

Repairs 22

Load testing 23

Timber cantilever stairs 23

Conclusion 24

4. Decorative plasterwork: materials and methods 25
David Bostwick

Introduction 25

Materials 26

Methods 28

Ceiling construction 32

Design 33

Finishes 34

Significance 37

5. Woodwork 41
Lisa White

Introduction: timber 41

Floors 42

Staircases 45

Panelling 49

Doors and doorcases 54

Architectural woodwork details 58

6. Metalwork and gilding 61
Lisa White

Introduction 61

Staircases and balustrades 62

Architectural metal furniture 67

Gilding 72

7. Chimneypieces 77
Lisa White

Introduction: early chimneypieces 77

Early chimney furniture 80

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century developments 80

Firegrates and chimney furniture 85

Victorian style 87

8. Wallpaper 93
Treve Rosoman

Introduction 93

A brief history of wallpaper 93

Making hand-blocked wallpaper 94

Hand block printing 95

Designing wallpaper 98

The selling of wallpaper 98

Where and how to hang wallpaper 99

Dating and identifying wallpaper 102

9. Textiles 105
Annabel Westman

Introduction 105

Wall hangings 107

Window curtains 113

Floor coverings 117

Conservation 121

Glossary 122

10. Ceramic and glass 125
Lisa White

Early floor tiles 125

Tin-glazed earthenware or Delft tiles 127

Victorian tiles 129

Glass 132

Mirror glass 138

11. The impact of historic lighting 143
Lisa White

Introduction 143

Providing artificial light 143

Managing artificial light 148

The impact of artificial light 154

The impact of technological change 156

Conclusion 160

12. Paint colour and paintwork 163
Patrick Baty

Conservation projects 163

Traditional paint 164

Care when specifying 167

Lead as an exterior paint 168

Distemper 169

13. Recreating historic schemes of interior decoration 173
James Finlay

Research 173

Recreating and interpreting historic schemes 183

House versus home 184

Conclusion 185

14. Environment in the historic interior 187
David Drewe

Introduction 187

Considerations with respect to people, collections and the building fabric 187

Heating 190

The options 192

Maintenance and statutory requirements 194

Conclusion 194

15. Fire safety in Georgian houses 197
Peter Norris

Introduction: legislation and guidance 197

Fire protection 198

Fire-resisting doors 200

Code-compliant solutions to fi re safety and means of escape 201

Flat conversions 201

Fire engineering 205

Mixed-use buildings containing living accommodation 210

BS9999: 2008 Code of practice for fi re safety in the design, construction and use of buildings 210

Conclusion 211

Index 213

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"Michael Forsyth & Lisa White's Interior Finishes & Fittings for Historic Building Conservation, is an expert introduction to every aspect of the historic interior from wallpapers, paints and textiles to lighting and fire safety." (The Times, 24 December 2011)

"This volume enriches the excellence established by its predecessors ... This book references tons of good stuff, which all who operate in the conservation field should read over Christmas." (BD Building Design, 16 December 2011)

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