Restored to Glory
A House in Time (8x60 ) follows the fortunes of heroic home-owners as they attempt to restore period properties and gardens to their historically accurate former glory. This book is the accompanying guide to restoring period houses. From country cottages to ancestral mansions, chapters provide the know-how for working with plaster, stone, timber, bricks & tiles, glass, metals, fixtures & fittings and gardens. How to trace the genealogical roots of the house, and information on how to raise the money to finance its restoration plus advice on finding the right architects, builders and specialist craftsmen are all included in this comprehensive guide. Providing invaluable advice, the book shows home-owners how to avoid the pitfalls and perils of restoration, and create beautiful and sellable properties.
by : Sally Bevan and Charlie Luxton