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Metals deals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case considering technological evolution, deterioration processes, and the practical application and long-term implications of the common conservation materials and methods.
Table of Contents
About this book. Using these books. Part 1. 1.Introduction 2. History of metal working 3. Architectural metalworking 4. Deterioration and damage 5. Assessment 6. Treatment and repair 7. Care and maintenance Part 2 8. Ferrous Metals: Ferrous Metals 9. Corrugated iron Part 3 10. Non-Ferrous Metals 11. Lead 12. Copper and Copper Alloys 13. Aluminium 14. Other metals Part 4 15. Special Topics: Metal Leaf Decoration 16. Metal Statuary 17. Bells Appendices. Glossary. Index
The contents reflect the work of the Building Conservation and Research Team, their colleagues at Historic England, and their consultants and researchers, who together have many decades of accumulated experience in dealing with deteriorating building materials and systems of all types. This multi-disciplinary team of architects, surveyors, conservators and scientists are responsible for standard setting and research across a wide range of Historic England activities. The team specialises in dealing with the practical, technical and scientific aspects of building materials decay and their treatment. The aim has been to provide practical advice by advocating a common approach of firstly understanding the material or building element and why it is deteriorating, and then dealing with the causes. The books concentrate on those aspects which are significant in conservation terms, and reflect the requests for information received by Historic England.
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