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Buying a Period House


Buying a Period House

Finding a Period House

Choosing a Period House

Listed Buildings

New or Old?

The Buying Process

The Survey

Do You Need a Survey?

Types of Survey

Organising a Survey

Survey Terms and Conditions

Personal Survey

General

Exterior

Garden

Interior

Garage

After the Survey

After the Survey (2)


Getting to Know Your Period Home


Getting to Know

Introduction

Events and Inventions

Gallery

Dating Your House

House Dating Tool

Design by Era

1800-1829

1830-1869

1870-1899

1900-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1959

Design by Style

Style Timeline

Classical

Georgian

Italianate

Gothic

Architecture

House Plans

Walls

Ceilings

Flooring

Colour

Doors

Furniture

Heating and Lighting

Curtaining

Fabric

Gardens

Aesthetic

Arts and Crafts

Eclectic

Queen Anne

Art Nouveau

Edwardian

Windows

Doors

Flooring

Ceilings

Heating and Lighting

Colour

Walls

Fabric

Curtains

Furniture

Tudorbethan

Art Deco

Moderne

Neo Georgian

Design by Room

Front Garden

Walls and Fences

Front Gate

Path

Porch

Back Garden

Hall, Stairs and Landing

Social History

Architectural Details

Decorative Details

Furnishings

Dining Room

Social History

Architectural Details

Decorative Details

Furnishings

Drawing Room

Social History

Architectural Details

Decorative Details

Furnishings

Kitchen

Furnishings

Scullery

Furnishings

Bedrooms

Social History

Architectural Details

Decorative Details

Furnishings

Bathroom and Toilet

Bathroom

Upstairs Toilet

Outside Toilet

Furnishings

Nursery

Furnishings

Example Houses

Victorian House Plans

Design by Element

External Walls

Bricks and Brickwork

Pointing

Stone

Stucco

Terracotta Plaques

Stucco Plaques

Other Plaques

Corner Stones

Special Bricks

Airbricks

Basement Brickwork

Other Details

Roof

Roof Designs

Slate Roofing

Clay Tiles

Ridge Tiles

Roof Details

Leadwork

Chimneys

Gables and Bargeboards

Doors

Front Door

Examples of Front Doors

Planked Doors

Internal Doors

Door Furniture

Materials

Styles

Fittings

Windows

Window Apertures

Stained Glass

Window Glazing Bars

Fittings

Internal Walls

Georgian

Early Victorian

Gothic Style

Arts and Crafts

Aesthetic Movement

Eclectic Style

Art Nouveau

Edwardian

Wallpaper

Ceilings

Victorian Coving

Edwardian Coving

Plaster Coving Motifs

Woodwork

Mouldings

External Woodwork

Floors

Marble Terrazzo

Colour

Georgian

Early Victorian

Gothic Style

Arts and Crafts

Aesthetic Movement

Eclectic Style

Art Nouveau

Edwardian

1920s

1930s

Fireplaces

18th Century Fireplaces

Hob Grates

Register Grates

Edwardian Fireplaces

1920s and 1930s Fireplaces

Surround and Hearth

Cast Iron Ranges

Coppers

Lighting

Water and Sanitation

Water Supply

Drainage and Sewage

Bath

Wash Stand and Basin

Toilet

Famous Sanitaryware Makers

Decorative Features and Furnishings

Clocks

History of Clocks

Types of Clock

Lantern Clock

Longcase Clock

Bracket Clock

Regulator Clock

Act of Parliament Clock

Dial Clock

Mantel Clock

Carriage Clock

Skeleton Clock

Clock Movements

Clock Power Sources

Clock Escapement

Clock Train

Clock Striking

Clock Dials and Fittings

Clock Materials

People in Your Period Home

The Family

Introduction

Class and the Family

Meals

The Household Budget

The Man

Introduction

His Day

His Clothes

Pastimes and Leisure

The Woman

Introduction

Her Day

Her Clothes

Pastimes and Leisure

The Children

Introduction

Babies

Their Day

Their Clothes

Pastimes and Leisure

Children and Work

The Staff

Staff Roles

The Servant as Employee

Servants' Pay

The Nanny

Introduction

Her Day

The Maid of All Work

Introduction

Her Tasks

Her Clothes

Her Day


Caring for Your Period Home


Do It Yourself

Period House Care

Restoration Principles

Planning Your Project

Value Added Tax

Grants

Extending Your Period Home

DIY Dangers

DIY by Room

Hall, Stairs and Landing

Drawing Room

Kitchen

Kitchen Layout

Kitchen Decor

Main Features of Kitchen

Cooking and Heating

Choosing a Range

Choosing a Range Cooker

Tool, Utensil and Crockery Storage

Food Storage

Other Kitchen Functions

Bathroom

Cellar/Basement

Loft Extensions

DIY by Element

Roof

Roof Restoration

Gutters

Chimneys

Chimney Problems

Restoring Chimneys

Chimney Removal

Gables and Bargeboards

Exterior Walls

Bricks

Pointing

Pointing Problems

Types of Pointing

Removing Pointing

Repointing

Cracks in Walls

Damp

Damp Problems

Managing Damp

Dealing with Mould

Damp-Proof Courses

Wall Paint

Wall Paint Problems

Removing Wall Paint

Project Part 1

Project Wall 2

Other Wall Problems

Internal Walls

Problems with Walls

Restoring Walls

Structural Changes

Party Wall Act

Managing Noise

Ceilings

Ceiling Problems

Restoring Ceilings

Repairing Ceilings

Doors

Restoring a Door

Reinstating a Door

Windows

Window Problems

Casement Windows

Removing the Sashes

Basic Renovation

Full Renovation

Leaded Glass Repair

Reglazing a Window

Rebuilding a Sash Window

New Sash Windows

Other Materials

Colour

Choosing Colours

Design a Room (1)

Design a Room (2)

Using a Photograph

Lighting

Introduction to Lighting

The Basics of Lighting

Balancing Demands

Types of Light

Types of Light Fitting

Ideas for Each Room

Floors

Wood Floors

Tiled Floors

Stone Floors

Other Floors

Fireplaces

Fireplace Safety

Fitting a Fireplace

Restoring a Fireplace

Cleaning a Fireplace

Using Your Fireplace

DIY by Material

Redecorating

Stone

Types

Types of Damage

Maintenance

Repair

Marble

Tiles

Lime

Colouring Mortar

Render

Plaster

Metal

Brass

Bronze

Copper

Iron

Lead

Nickel

Pewter

Silver

Zinc

Wood

Types of Wood

Repairing Wood

Cleaning Wood

Protecting Wood

Polishing Wood

Paint

Categories of Paint

Types of Paint

Stripping Paint

Graining

Styling Your Period Home

Set Your Styling Objective

Set Your Styling Period

Pick the Style

Research the Design History

Prepare Your Design

The Gothic Look

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The Edwardian Look

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