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Jane Schofield

Examines early time‐based ornamental plasterwork in the UnitedKingdom. Discusses the origins, methods, supporting structures, originalfinish and repairs and problems of…

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Examines early time‐based ornamental plasterwork in the United Kingdom. Discusses the origins, methods, supporting structures, original finish and repairs and problems of this plasterwork. Concludes that plasterwork can be maintained no matter what condition it is in, so \ill\ action should be centred on helping later conservation by, for example, propping and padding vulnerable plasterwork.

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Structural Survey, vol. 10 no. 3
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ISSN: 0263-080X

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Jane Schofield

Discusses the techniques of repair and conservation of earlylime‐based plasterwork. Considers the problems of cracks in plaster,detachment of plates of plaster, the…

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Discusses the techniques of repair and conservation of early lime‐based plasterwork. Considers the problems of cracks in plaster, detachment of plates of plaster, the breaking up of plaster, and the stages in the repair of wall panels and overmantles and the re‐hanging of ceilings. Concludes that since old plaster cannot be reproduced, careful consideration procedures are necessary, although complete plasterwork is best left alone.

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Structural Survey, vol. 10 no. 4
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Structural Survey, vol. 29 no. 3
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G.R. Coleman

Discusses the causes of damp following the insertion of a remedialdamp‐proof course and the methods which can be used to detect andprevent it. Details hygroscopic and…

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Discusses the causes of damp following the insertion of a remedial damp‐proof course and the methods which can be used to detect and prevent it. Details hygroscopic and capillary moisture, the components of the total moisture content of masonry and the uses of a moisture profile with which to measure this. Explores electrical and carbide moisture meters, explaining the pros and cons of each. Reports on alleged failures and reported causes of damp, discussing problems with replastering, condensation and penetrating damp, surface condensation, misreading of signals, bridging. Suggests that the majority of dampness problems can be resolved by undertaking a logical programme of investigation and elimination.

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Structural Survey, vol. 11 no. 1
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Bryan Bowley

Encourages the saving of distressed stucco and fibrous plaster ceilingsof merit and shows that repairs are able to be carried out in nearly allcases by use of traditional…

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Encourages the saving of distressed stucco and fibrous plaster ceilings of merit and shows that repairs are able to be carried out in nearly all cases by use of traditional materials, all of which are available in one form or another. These ceilings are able to be reinstated/ conserved using plaster firms and conservationists, with specialist advice available supported by many years of experience. Such ceilings are to be found throughout the UK, ranging from small residences to theatres, historic houses and palaces. It is indicated that repair of the ceilings must be carried out as soon as possible by the use of qualified artisans and conservators using methods, some being described, with emphasis on calling in experts at an early stage.

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Structural Survey, vol. 12 no. 2
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Jane Schofield

Discusses the identification, treatment and application of theright finishes to early buildings, with particular emphasis onlime‐based materials. Examines the role of lime…

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Discusses the identification, treatment and application of the right finishes to early buildings, with particular emphasis on lime‐based materials. Examines the role of lime in historical building construction and the lime cycle. Outlines limewash varieties and looks at its traditional use, mentioning its advantageous ability to breathe and cut down on condensation problems. Describes removing old paint and the appropriate use of distemper. Suggests that despite drawbacks, lime‐based materials are cheaper and more enjoyable to use than modern equivalents.

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Structural Survey, vol. 9 no. 4
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Keith R. Darby

Outlines the architectural and construction history Corsham Courtover its four hundred years of existence. Describes the damage occurredby neglect during the twentieth…

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Outlines the architectural and construction history Corsham Court over its four hundred years of existence. Describes the damage occurred by neglect during the twentieth century and details the renovations undertaken to make the building structurally sound once more.

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Structural Survey, vol. 8 no. 2
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Structural Survey, vol. 16 no. 4
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K. Aitkenhead

Provides basic steps and general guidelines for the correct use ofplaster and render. Includes suggestions of several preparationsavailable to aid this process.

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Provides basic steps and general guidelines for the correct use of plaster and render. Includes suggestions of several preparations available to aid this process.

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Structural Survey, vol. 13 no. 1
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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property…

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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Facilities, vol. 18 no. 9
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ISSN: 0263-2772

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