Period Homes - Styles & Original Features

An Easy Reference Guide

Trevor Yorke

This book aims to help the reader recognize the common architectural styles and original features from each period, whether they just want to find out more about a particular property, or are trying to restore one.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Countryside Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
black and white photos and illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846744020
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 8.27 X 5.83 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$9.99

Overview
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Are you ready to step inside the world of period homes? To unlock the secrets of the iconic buildings we see throughout the cities, towns, and villages of Britain? Then this is the book for you. 

Period homes are all around us. Not only are they charming homes for those lucky enough to live in them, but they also give the community in which they’re set a distinguished character and a link with the past. Yet sometimes it’s hard to know exactly which features to look at in order to date these buildings. Or what to look for if you need to replace an original fitting. This book aims to help the reader recognize the common styles and original features from each period, whether they just want to find out more about a particular property, or are trying to restore one. If you’re in the middle of a renovation, for example, and you want to know which original window style you should be installing, you’ll find it here. All British styles and periods are covered - from graceful Regency terraces with elegant iron balconies and muscular Victorian houses with colorful stained glass, to Edwardian homes with white patterned timber work, and stylish 1930s semis with curved suntrap windows. From glasswork and doors to fireplaces and floors (plus everything in between) this is a treasure trove of information about the British period homes we love.

About The Author
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Trevor Yorke is an experienced author and artist who specializes in period architecture. His many books include British Architectural Styles, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, and The English Village Explained.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
Chapter 1: HOUSE STYLES – From Neoclassical to Art Deco
Chapter 2: WINDOWS – Sashes, Casements & Coloured Glass
Chapter 3: DOORS – Panels, Stained Glass & Knobs
Chapter 4: EXTERIOR FITTINGS – Railings, Bargeboards & Guttering
Chapter 5: INTERIOR STYLES – Adam Style to Art Deco
Chapter 6: HEAT & LIGHT – Fireplaces, Ranges & Lamps
Chapter 7: WASHING & BATHING – Sinks, Baths & Toilets
Chapter 8: INTERIOR FITTINGS – Stairs, Doors & Floors
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