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Restoring your historic house : the comprehensive guide for homeowners

Author: Scott T Hanson; David J Clough, (Photographer)
Publisher: Thomasten, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

How to accommodate contemporary life in a historic house. This book does not repeat basic information that is readily available in many standard DIY books about carpentry, wiring, and plumbing.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott T Hanson; David J Clough, (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780884484905 0884484904
OCLC Number: 1158300646
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 710 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part one: Project planning: 1. Finding the right house, 2. Character-defining features of a historic house, 3. Project design, 4. Do it yourself?, 5. Bureaucrats you'll meet --
Part two: Under the surface: 6. The demolition phase, 7. Structural concerns --
Part three: Systems: 8. Heating and cooling, 9. Insulation and ventilation, 10. Plumbing and electrical --
Part four: The exterior envelope: 11. Roofs, 12 Exterior walls, 13. Exterior trim and windows --
Part five: Interior finishes: 14. Floors, 15 Interior walls, 16. Ceilings, 17. Interior trim, Interior paint and paper --
Part six: Tools and resources: 19. tools, 20. Resources.
Responsibility: Scott T. Hanson ; with photography by David J. Clough.


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""Comprehensive" is the operative word for this weighty 712-page volume, as its content spans homes from the early 17th century to the mid-20th century, and covers the technology and trades from the Read more...

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