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3.11 Reading list

Essential reading
Australia ICOMOS (1999) The Burra Charter Australia ICOMOS
Bell, D. (1998) The Historic Scotland Guide to International Convention Charters and Conservation Areas Technical Advice Note 8, Historic Scotland, Edinburgh.
Brereton, C. (1995) The Repair of Historic Buildings: Advice on principles and methods English Heritage
Bridgwood, B & Lennie, L (2009) History, Performance and Conservation, Technologies of Architecture Vol 5, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon
BSI Standards Publication BS 70913:2013 Guide to the conservation of historic buildings London
Clark, K (2001) Informed Conservation English Heritage, London
Earl, J (2003) Building Conservation Philosophy Donhead/College of Estate Management, Donhead St Mary.
English Heritage (1994) Investigative Work on Historic Buildings English Heritage, London
Fielden, B (1994) Conservation of Historic Buildings Butterworth-Heinemann, London
Heritage Lottery Fund. (2012) Conservation Plan Guidance HLF, London
Historic Scotland. (2009) Scottish Historic Environment Policy Historic Scotland, Edinburgh
Hinks, J & Cook, G (1997) Technology of Building Defects E & FN Spon
ICOMOS (1996) Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites ICOMOS, Paris
Knight, J (ed) (1995). The Repair of Historic Buildings in Scotland: advice on principle and methods Historic Scotland, Edinburgh
Marquis-Kyle, P & Walker, M. (2004) The Illustrated Burra Charter: Good practice for historic places Australia ICOMOS
Powys, AR (1927) The Repair of Ancient Buildings SPAB, London
Department for Communities and Local Government (2012) National Planning Policy Framework DCLG, London
Richardson, BA (2000) Defects and Deterioration in Buildings E & FN Spon, London
ICOMOS (1964 and later editions) The Venice Charter ICOMOS, Paris
Oxley, R (2003) Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings. A conservation and sustainable approach Donhead

Recommended reading
Berry, RW (1994) Remedial treatment of wood rot and insect attack in buildings BRE, Garston
Bravery, AF et al (1992) Recognising wood rot and insect damage in buildings BRE, Garston
BRE Digests, (various on defects, deteriology and pathology).
Brisbane, M and Wood, J (1996) A Future for Our Past? An introduction to heritage studies English Heritage, London
British Standards Institute (2003) BS 7543:2006 Guide to durability of buildings and building elements, products and components BSI, London
Conway, H & Roenisch, R (2005) Understanding Architecture: An introduction to architecture and architectural history Routledge
Davey, N (1964) A History of Building Materials Evans
Douglas, J & McEwan, IJ (1998) 'Defects Diagnosis – a case study involving chemical analysis', Construction and Building Materials 12 pp 259-267, Elsevier, Oxford
English Heritage (2012/3) Practical Building Conservation (10 volumes) Ashgate, London
Historic Scotland. (1995) The Repair of Historic Buildings in Scotland HS, Edinburgh (Section 2 Principles of repair)
Historic Scotland (2002) Passed to the Future Historic Scotland, Edinburgh
Historic Scotland (2000) A Guide to the Preparation of Conservation Plans Historic Scotland, Edinburgh
Historic Scotland (2005) Development and Archaeology in Historic Towns and Cities TAN 27, HS, Edinburgh
Hughes, P. (1986) The Need for Old Buildings to Breathe SPAB, London
ICOMOS (1996) Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of buildings and Site ICOMOS, Paris
Meeson, B (1994) 'Past Present and future: An Overview' in Wood, J. (ed) Buildings Archaeology: applications in practice Oxbow Monograph 43; 249-263
Morriss, R. K. (2001) The Archaeology of Buildings Tempus, Stroud
Pickard, RD (1996) Conservation in the Built Environment Addison Wesley Longman
Property Services Agency (1989) Defects in Buildings HMSO, London
Ransom, WH (1981) Building Failures: Diagnosis and avoidance E & FN Spon, London
English Heritage (2006)Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice English Heritage, London
Stocker, D. (1994) 'Understanding what we Conserve' Buildings Archaeology: applications in practice Oxbow Monograph 43; 1-12
Trotman et al (2004) Understanding dampness BRE, Garston
Watt, DS (1998) Building Pathology: principles and practice Blackwell, Oxford
Weaver, R (1995) Building Conservation Techniques Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, New York

Useful Websites
Building Conservation Directory
HELM
IHBC
Scottish Lime Centre