Conservation of Brick
John Warren

John Warren is Architect, Planner and Conservator in Private Practice. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York and is an Architect and Conservator with some 30 years experience in private practice, both in the UK and abroad. His conservation work has extended as far afield as India. At home he has been responsible for, among many others, the recovery of Horace Walpole's mansion, Strawberry Hill. He was also a founding Trustee, and for 20 years Hon. Architect, of the Open Air Museum of Buildings in Sussex, overseeing the reconstruction of buildings of timber and brick from a theoretical and analytical viewpoint. He was a member of the British Standards Institution Committee on Historic Buildings and is Chairman of ICOMOS UK World Heritage Committee.

• An Outline of the history of building in brick
• Basic materials in earth structures
• Brick and earths as porous building materials
• Earths in use as structure
• The nature of materials
• Behaviour of earths in building
• Materials and techniques in the conservation and repair of each structures
• Organic materials in the repair of earth structures
• Case studies in conservation
• Gypsums, limes and cements
• Of brickmakers, bricks and brickwork
• Brick typology
• Refined brick earths
• Conservation, restoration and repair of brickwork
• Physical repair and the performance of materials
• Bio-deterioration
• Natural and man-mad pollutants
• Protection, consolidation and physical repairs
• Case studies in brickwork conservation
• Principles and problems in conservation.

Brickwork, with tile and terracotta, is one of those materials so universal, so apparently permanent and so much part of our everyday lives that its conservation is presumed to be understood. This is very largely untrue. Most brickwork is cursorily maintained and often subject to serious abuse. Neglect and clumsy repair are all too frequent, and the really skillful repair based on a full understanding of the mechanisms of decay is all too rare.

ISBN: 0750630914
Pages: 320
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Price: £65.00