Resources

Heritage Skills Books and reference links 

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Western Building Construction

The series Western Building Construction introduces the evolution of building construction in Western Australia from 1829 to 1930 as essential background to the conservation of significant buildings.

Author Dr Ingrid van Bremen is a senior lecturer in architectural conservation at the University of Western Australia, and consulting architect in conservation.

All three books are available from the School of Design at University of Western Australia. Order by phone and post or collect in person at the Cullity Gallery reception.

 

Roofs is also available from the National Trust of Western Australia.

 

TBA: 3 set book launch at University of Western Australia planned for late February 2022

Western Australia

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Western Building Construction Roofs

The book on Roofs covers roof structures with common rafters, braced timber principals, trusses, flat roofs and tower pavilions, and roof coverings of thatch, timber shingles, corrugated galvanised iron, slate, clay tiles, metal sheet and tile, asbestos cement, built-up roofing, and roof plumbing. It includes an illustrated glossary and bibliography.

 

Detailed descriptions of roof repair projects carried out on a selection of ten significant buildings are in included in an appendix volume provided on a CD in the back of the book.

ISBN 9780987056658 (paperback 200 pages) published 2013.

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Western Building

Construction Walls

The book on Walls is set out in five chapters covering timber frame construction, earth walls, stonework, brickwork, and concrete and steel. It includes a glossary, diagrams of joints in timber wall framing, a PWD specification of stonework (1900), and  a bibliography.

 

Detailed descriptions of wall repair projects carried out on a selection of nine significant buildings are in included in an appendix volume provided on a CD in the back of the book.

ISBN 9780994428912 (paperback 352 pages) published 2016.

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Western Building

Construction Floors

The book on Floors & Ceilings is set out in seven chapters covering floors of timber frame & boards, iron & steel, cement and concrete, and pavements; and ceilings of timber, plaster, and metal. It includes a glossarial index and a select bibliography.

 

Detailed descriptions of floor and ceiling repair projects carried out on a selection of nine significant buildings are included in an appendix volume on a CD in the back of the book.

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ISBN 9780994428936 (paperback 316 pages) published 2020.

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Technical Guide

Technical Guide on Mortars and Repointing.

Published by all six State Heritage Councils.

 

Mortars: Materials, Mixes and Methods is in three parts: part one is an introduction to mortars and repointing; part two contains the theory of materials and mixes, while part three covers the practical aspects of repointing.

The guide concludes with a detailed glossary and bibliography.

​A free PDF copy can be downloaded from:

https://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/research-projects/technicalguide_mortars/

Hard copies are available from the author, for $35 which covers printing, postage & handling.  

Contact details: david.young@netspeed.com.au

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Heritage Technical Codes

Heritage Technical Codes.

Published by the Heritage Council of Victoria.

The Codes, Lime mortars for the repair of masonry and Repointing with lime mortars, are designed to overcome the problem of Australian Standards not accepting the use of lime mortars, so that alternative Performance Solutions are required to satisfy the Building Code of Australia.

The Codes are written like standards & so can be used as consent tools for planning applications.

If you’re interested to know more about them, follow the link below:

https://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/research-projects/heritage-technical-codes/

Victoria

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Technical Guide

Technical Guide on Mortars and Repointing.

Published by all six State Heritage Councils.

 

Mortars: Materials, Mixes and Methods is in three parts: part one is an introduction to mortars and repointing; part two contains the theory of materials and mixes, while part three covers the practical aspects of repointing.

The guide concludes with a detailed glossary and bibliography.

​A free PDF copy can be downloaded from:

https://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/research-projects/technicalguide_mortars/

Hard copies are available from the author, for $35 which covers printing, postage & handling.  

Contact details: david.young@netspeed.com.au

Victoria

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Heritage Case Studies

Heritage Case Studies

Tasmania faces a critical shortage of specialist skills to maintain and preserve its built heritage sites. To address this shortage, Keystone Tasmania has produced a series of case studies that

showcase heritage trade skills.  These are very practical resources, and they also serve as an inspiration for further training.

 

Each case study comprises a video and a fact sheet, and these can be download from

Keystone Tasmania’s website.

 

Heritage Skills Report (2018)

A copy of Keystone Tasmania’s Heritage Construction Skills – Update Report can also be downloaded from the website. This 2018 report presents the key changes and trends that have emerged since 2012 that can impact the demand and supply or heritage construction skills in Tasmania.

 

See link below:

https://www.keystone.com.au/heritage/