CBE Diploma - Swavesey 250111

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CBE Diploma - Swavesey 250111

  1. 1. Conserving Historic Buildings Why do we bother?
  2. 2. Why are historic buildings important anyway?
  3. 7. Conserving Historic Buildings Materials: Stone & Timber
  4. 8. How were buildings built? Medieval manuscript showing masons at work
  5. 9. How many different types of masonry?
  6. 10. Where does stone come from? Need to find a suitable source ~ quarry / delph
  7. 11. How was it transported? Horse and cart / steam engine / railway / canal
  8. 12. Factors affecting the choice of stone Durability
  9. 13. Factors affecting the choice of stone Where and how it is to be used
  10. 14. Factors affecting the choice of stone Appearance ~ colour, pattern, finish
  11. 15. How were buildings built? Felling and converting timber © National Museums Scotland. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk.
  12. 16. Timber Species Sycamore ( Acer pseudoplantanus ) Ash ( Fraxinus excelsior ) Beech ( Fagus sylvatica ) Yew ( Taxus baccata ) Oak ( Quercus pedunculata ) Pitch pine ( Pinus caribaea ) Elm ( Ulmus procera ) European redwood ( Pinus sylvestris )
  13. 17. Factors affecting the choice of timber Durability
  14. 18. Factors affecting the choice of timber Purpose ~ structure, furniture, fittings © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  15. 19. Conserving Historic Buildings Why do buildings decay?
  16. 20. Surely old buildings last forever…
  17. 21. Why do buildings decay? Poor construction and/or poor quality materials
  18. 22. Why do buildings decay? Inappropriate repairs or wrong choice of materials
  19. 23. Why do buildings decay? Plants and animals…
  20. 24. Why do buildings decay? Weather and the environment
  21. 25. Why do buildings decay? Vandalism
  22. 26. Why do buildings decay? Neglect
  23. 27. Conserving Historic Buildings Conservation and Repair
  24. 28. A philosophy of conservation Guardianship
  25. 29. A philosophy of conservation Preventative maintenance Video Clip
  26. 30. A philosophy of conservation Understanding the building fully
  27. 31. A philosophy of conservation Preserve historic evidence
  28. 32. A philosophy of conservation Respect for age
  29. 33. A philosophy of conservation Minimum intervention
  30. 34. A philosophy of conservation Facadism
  31. 35. A philosophy of conservation Well designed additions and alterations
  32. 36. A philosophy of conservation Responsible methods of repair
  33. 37. A philosophy of conservation Using the right materials
  34. 38. A philosophy of conservation Craftsmanship

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