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Farm and Rural Building Conversions - A Guide to Conservation, Sustainability and Economy

By Carole Ryan

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ISBN: 9781847973832
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 06/02/2013
PAGES: 288
BINDING: Hardback PPC
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 500 colour photographs

Farm and Rural Building Conversions provides a detailed record of types of rural buildings and advice for conversion , including retention of period features where appropriate. Sympathetic conversion that ensures this record of rural life is not lost forever.

This highly illustrated book covers:

  • History and development of all types of farm and related rural buildings
  • Conservation and planning issues
  • Local Authority guidelines for conversion
  • Conservation professionals involved and ethics of conversion.
  • The design process for conversion
  • Budgeting for conversion
  • Working within a rural context and landscape
  • Case studies of different types of conversions

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Latest Reviews
" There is plenty here to inspire and encourage anyone starting on a barn conversion and also alert them to potential dangers or issues such as planning legislation. "
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Reviewed By: SelfBuild & Improve

" This fulsomely illustrated hardback is a comprehensive handbook that will appeal to anyone owning a rural building or wishing to convert one to new uses. The author brings a lifetime's work and expert knowledge to the subject. "
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Reviewed By: IHBC Journal Context Magazine

" This is very useful for anyone who is taking on the restoration of a rural building. The author has worked both as a Conservation Officer and an Historic Building Consultant so there is detailed information on planning and conservation issues and guidelines from local authorities. "
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Reviewed By: The Landsman

" A practical guide to owners and professionals on the conversion of those simple but characterful buildings which epitomize the English countryside. "
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Reviewed By: Ancient Monuments Society

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