Timber is a timeless construction material and there is a growing movement to use modern methods to repair and maintain heritage structures. What is the best approach in refurbishing timber-framed buildings and how can a modern engineer understand the approaches needed to undertake these processes?
In this new edition, David Yeomans explores structural assessment and repair of timber in buildings. The guide takes a practical approach to the topic and outlines a four-stage process for dealing with structures that may be exhibiting signs of distress; anamnesis, examination, diagnosis and treatment. It then covers methods and materials, surveys, structural analysis, strengths, joint and repair methods, offering a complete and holistic overview of repair tasks and methods.
This book also covers:
Repair of Historic Timber Structures
- the types of timber and their characteristics
- specialist equipment
- oak frame building
- floor loads to timber structures
- traditional carpentry joints
- joints made with modern metal fasteners
- repairing with non-timber materials.
will be essential reading for engineers, architects and building surveyors tasked with maintaining timber structures. This book will also appeal to conservation officers and building control officers.