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Author Ridout, Brian V

Title Timber decay in buildings : the conservation approach to treatment / Brian Ridout
Published London : E & FN Spon, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  691.12 Rid/Tdi  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Nature of Wood. 1. Origins and durability of building timber. 2. Sorption of water by timber -- Pt. 2. Agents of Decay and Traditional Treatments. 3. Post-harvest changes and decay. 4. Death watch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum). 5. Furniture beetle or woodworm (Anobium punctatum). 6. Minor decay insects. 7. Dry rot. 8. Wet rots and minor decay fungi. 9. Timber pretreatments. 10. Regulations, legislation and charters -- Pt. 3. Effects of the Building Environment on Timbers. 11. Drying and wetting: A historical perspective on timber decay within buildings. 12. Fire damage and dereliction. 13. Monitoring the building environment -- Pt. 4. Evolving a Philosophy for Timber Treatment. 14. Resolving conflicts between treatment and conservation -- App. A. Analytical approach to preservative treatment -- App. B. Dry rot case studies
Summary "Timber Decay in Buildings is the first book to tackle all the issues relating to timber decay. It presents the facts and explores timber decay problems through case studies. These are illustrated with clear self-explanatory photographs for the reader to use as a diagnostic aid. The methods outlined here are intended to reduce unnecessary damage frequently caused to buildings by uninformed timber treatments, and form the basis of the timber conservation methods advocated by English Heritage and Historic Scotland."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Wood - Deterioration
Wooden-frame buildings - Conservation and restoration
Historic buildings - Conservation and restoration
Notes Published in association with: English Heritage and Historic Scotland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wooden-frame buildings -- Conservation and restoration.
Wood -- Deterioration.
Author English Heritage.
Historic Scotland.
LC no. 99020873
ISBN 0419188207 :