Of direct practical application in the field, it takes the reader through the process of conserving historic interior finishes, covering everything from decorative plasterwork, joinery and paint colour to chimneypieces, lighting and fire safety management
The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge within four volumes, sufficient for the professional to appreciate the subject better and to know where to seek further help.
The chapters are written by leading conservators, historians, architects, and related professionals, who together reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work
The series is also of value to other professional groups such as commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors, and interested individuals involved in house refurbishment or setting up a building preservation trust
The series is particularly aimed at construction professionals architects, decorative arts historians and specifiers, surveyors, engineers as well as postgraduate building conservation students and undergraduate architects and surveyors as specialist or optional course reading
This volume on the historic interior is the fourth of a series on Historic Building Conservation that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials Skills for Historic Building Conservation Interior Finishes Fittings for Historic Building Conservation While substantial publications exist on each of the subject areas some by the authors of the Historic Building Conservation series few individuals and practices have ready access to all
While there is a focus on UK practice, most of the content is of relevance overseas just as UK conservation courses attract many overseas students, for example from India, China, Australia and the USA