Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)-a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival…


Here is everything you need to know to build your own outbuildings, including toolsheds, woodsheds, barns, underground root cellars, smokehouses, animal shelters, and fences. Monte Burch provides easy-to-follow instructions along with complete information on tools and materials, foundations, floors, framing, sheathing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, adding doors and windows, finishing details, and more.


Transform your child’s room into a magical world of forest-dwellers with this book of pull-out prints. With 20 different artworks included all of which fit into a standard picture frame you can keep a few for yourself and have plenty left to give as gifts. From friendly foxes to brave little owls and brilliant badger…


If you have never fixed a roof tile or slate before but have wondered how to go about repairing or replacing them, then this is the book for you. Many of the technical books about roof tiling and slating are rather vague and conveniently ignore some of the trickier problems and how they can be…