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Shophouse 
Repair/Restoration 
Do’s and Don'ts 
This is an educational and non-commercial slide. No portion of this public...
Façade
Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi 
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Façade
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Façade
Downstairs Façade 
Timber panel door 
1830s 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED 
Collapsible grille gate 
1960s
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED 
Collapsible metal panel door 
1970s 
Folding metal panel doors 
1960s 
Downstairs Façade
Glass panels 
Authenticity lost! 
Roller shutter 
Authenticity lost! 
Downstairs Façade 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED
Downstairs Façade 
Authenticity lost! 
Stainless steel grills and glass / 
aluminum windows 
Collapsible grille gate 
© Ar...
Authenticity lost! 
Metal grill & aluminum/ 
glass windows 
Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi 
Timber doors and windows 
1920s 
Downsta...
10 
Downstairs Façade 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Downstairs Façade 
Decorative ceramic tiles 
below the windows 
Wall unable to breathe! 
© Arts-ED © Tan Yeow Wooi 
Plain ...
© Arts-ED 
Glass louvre windows 
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Wooden shutter windows 
1860s 
Upstairs Façade 
Authenticity lost!
Upstairs Façade 
Reflective glass window 
NO fan light 
2-bay opening with louvre 
& paneled shutters 1920s 
European fan ...
Air vents 
1930s 
Cement block air vents 
Air Vents 
Authenticity lost! 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
© Arts-ED 
Rear Terrace 
© Arts-ED
Roof Tiles
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Roof Tiles
18 
Roof Tiles 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Gable
Gable 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi 
Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi
Roof Ridge 
Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi 
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Gable End 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi 
金 Gold/Metal 木 Wood 水 Water 
火 Fire 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeo...
Gable End 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Five-foot Way
Five-foot Way 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Arts-ED 
© Arts-ED
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Permanently Blocked Five-foot Way 
© Arts-ED
Air-well
Air Well 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Air Well 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Ceiling
Ceiling 
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Photos: Tan Yeow Wooi 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Flooring
Terra Cotta Floor Paving with 
Granite Edge & Step 
© Tan Yeow Wooi
Decorative Encaustic Clay Tiles with 
Granite Edge and Steps 
© Arts-ED
Granite Floor Paving 
© Arts-ED
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Modern Ceramic
© Tan Yeow Wooi 
Photos: Goh Hun Meng 
Cement Floor
Building Paints & Colours
Traditional paints and colours 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
Modern paints and colours 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
Wall Finishing
Wall Finishing 
Lime 
plaster 
© Arts-ED 
© Arts-ED 
Lime 
mortar 
Cement 
plaster 
Cement 
mortar
Shop Signage
Shop Signage 
© Arts-ED 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED
Shop Signage 
© Arts-ED 
© Arts-ED
Shop Signage 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED
© Arts-ED 
Pillar Signage 
© Arts-ED
Shop Signage 
© Arts-ED © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
Air - Conditioner
Air-Conditioner 
Photo: Kota Kita 
© Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
Researched and produced by: 
Community-based Arts & Culture Education 
and 
Copyright © 2009-2014 
No part of this present...
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Shophouse Repair & Restoration Do's & Don'ts

  1. 1. Shophouse Repair/Restoration Do’s and Don'ts This is an educational and non-commercial slide. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in whole or part without the written permission of the producers. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained herein is correct at the time of publication, the producers shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or accidents which may occur. Academic sharing encouraged, please acknowledge Arts- ED and CHAT in full. New or updated research is welcome. For more about Penang Shophouse, see www.penangshophouse.com.my
  2. 2. Façade
  3. 3. Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi Façade
  4. 4. © Tan Yeow Wooi Façade
  5. 5. Downstairs Façade Timber panel door 1830s © Arts-ED © Arts-ED Collapsible grille gate 1960s
  6. 6. © Arts-ED © Arts-ED Collapsible metal panel door 1970s Folding metal panel doors 1960s Downstairs Façade
  7. 7. Glass panels Authenticity lost! Roller shutter Authenticity lost! Downstairs Façade © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  8. 8. Downstairs Façade Authenticity lost! Stainless steel grills and glass / aluminum windows Collapsible grille gate © Arts-ED © Tan Yeow Wooi
  9. 9. Authenticity lost! Metal grill & aluminum/ glass windows Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi Timber doors and windows 1920s Downstairs Façade © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  10. 10. 10 Downstairs Façade © Tan Yeow Wooi
  11. 11. Downstairs Façade Decorative ceramic tiles below the windows Wall unable to breathe! © Arts-ED © Tan Yeow Wooi Plain ceramic tiles covering the wall
  12. 12. © Arts-ED Glass louvre windows © Tan Yeow Wooi Wooden shutter windows 1860s Upstairs Façade Authenticity lost!
  13. 13. Upstairs Façade Reflective glass window NO fan light 2-bay opening with louvre & paneled shutters 1920s European fan light 1920s Authenticity lost! Y© Tan eow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  14. 14. Air vents 1930s Cement block air vents Air Vents Authenticity lost! © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  15. 15. © Arts-ED Rear Terrace © Arts-ED
  16. 16. Roof Tiles
  17. 17. © Tan Yeow Wooi Roof Tiles
  18. 18. 18 Roof Tiles © Tan Yeow Wooi
  19. 19. Gable
  20. 20. Gable © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi
  21. 21. Roof Ridge Photo: Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  22. 22. Gable End © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi 金 Gold/Metal 木 Wood 水 Water 火 Fire © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi 土 Earth
  23. 23. Gable End © Tan Yeow Wooi
  24. 24. Five-foot Way
  25. 25. Five-foot Way © Tan Yeow Wooi © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  26. 26. © Tan Yeow Wooi Permanently Blocked Five-foot Way © Arts-ED
  27. 27. Air-well
  28. 28. Air Well © Arts-ED © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  29. 29. © Tan Yeow Wooi Air Well © Tan Yeow Wooi
  30. 30. Ceiling
  31. 31. Ceiling © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi Photos: Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  32. 32. Flooring
  33. 33. Terra Cotta Floor Paving with Granite Edge & Step © Tan Yeow Wooi
  34. 34. Decorative Encaustic Clay Tiles with Granite Edge and Steps © Arts-ED
  35. 35. Granite Floor Paving © Arts-ED
  36. 36. © Tan Yeow Wooi Modern Ceramic
  37. 37. © Tan Yeow Wooi Photos: Goh Hun Meng Cement Floor
  38. 38. Building Paints & Colours
  39. 39. Traditional paints and colours © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  40. 40. Modern paints and colours © Tan Yeow Wooi © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  41. 41. Wall Finishing
  42. 42. Wall Finishing Lime plaster © Arts-ED © Arts-ED Lime mortar Cement plaster Cement mortar
  43. 43. Shop Signage
  44. 44. Shop Signage © Arts-ED © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  45. 45. Shop Signage © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  46. 46. Shop Signage © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  47. 47. © Arts-ED Pillar Signage © Arts-ED
  48. 48. Shop Signage © Arts-ED © Arts-ED © Arts-ED
  49. 49. Air - Conditioner
  50. 50. Air-Conditioner Photo: Kota Kita © Tan Yeow Wooi © Tan Yeow Wooi
  51. 51. Researched and produced by: Community-based Arts & Culture Education and Copyright © 2009-2014 No part of this presentation can be reproduced without permission from Arts-ED and CHAT Email: penangshophouse@gmail.com Website: www.penangshophouse.com.my

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