Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments.

This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered.

Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.

part 1|15 pages


chapter |1 pages


chapter 1|4 pages

Architectural history and materials

chapter 2|3 pages

Conservation and the built environment

chapter 3|2 pages

Managing change

chapter 4|1 pages


part 2|62 pages

Early architectural history

chapter 2|2 pages


chapter 6|5 pages

Ancient Egypt (from 5000 bc)

chapter 7|7 pages

Ancient Greece (1100 bc – 146 bc)

chapter 8|9 pages

Ancient Rome

750 bc to ad 400

chapter 10|2 pages

Early British medieval architecture

chapter 11|12 pages

Romanesque/Norman in Britain (1066–1200)

chapter 12|5 pages

Gothic architecture 1200–1500

chapter 13|4 pages

Early British domestic architecture

chapter 14|2 pages


part 3|71 pages

The Renaissance to the twentieth century

chapter 3|1 pages


chapter 15|6 pages

The Italian Renaissance

chapter 17|2 pages

Scotland's royal palaces

chapter 18|2 pages


chapter 19|2 pages

The Scottish Enlightenment

chapter 20|5 pages

Georgian architecture

chapter 21|4 pages

Georgian terraced and smaller houses

chapter 22|3 pages

The Picturesque Movement

chapter 23|2 pages

Regency architecture 1790–1840

chapter 24|13 pages

Victorian period (1834–1900)

chapter 25|4 pages

Arts and Crafts Movement

chapter 27|4 pages

Post-war period

chapter 28|1 pages


part 4|30 pages

Vernacular architecture

chapter 4|2 pages


chapter 29|2 pages

Geography and economy

chapter 30|4 pages

Early vernacular buildings

chapter 31|10 pages

Vernacular houses

chapter 32|2 pages

Vernacular farm buildings

chapter 33|4 pages

Vernacular industrial buildings

chapter 34|2 pages

The conservation of vernacular buildings

chapter 35|2 pages


part 5|78 pages

Materials and performance

chapter 5|2 pages


chapter 36|20 pages

Lime and cement

chapter 37|14 pages

Roofing materials

chapter 38|37 pages

Walling and structural materials

chapter 39|2 pages


part 6|23 pages

Conservation philosophy, historical context and legislation

chapter 6|1 pages


chapter 40|2 pages

Conservation or preservation?

chapter 41|3 pages

Historical context

The nineteenth-century anti-scrape movement

chapter 43|7 pages


chapter 44|2 pages

The role of amenity societies

chapter 45|1 pages


part 7|37 pages

Conservation in practice

chapter 7|2 pages


chapter 48|6 pages

Investigating and understanding buildings

chapter 49|11 pages

Dealing with historic buildings in practice

chapter 50|2 pages

Sustainability and climate change

chapter 51|1 pages


part 8|4 pages