We are putting together a list of books relating to building techniques this autumn entitled “Methods and Materials” and this list comprises books on the philosophy of building conservation and key books on stone masonry, woodwork, decoration, fixtures and fittings.

At a time when new building of houses as slowed in the UK, repair, renovation and conservation has become  central to all the building trades. Old techniques are recorded in most of the books on this list and have huge relevance in this world of reuse and recycling.

Let us know if this is one of your interests and we will add you to the mailing list for the catalogue.    Many of the books came from the well known firm of William Anelay’s which was wound up a few years ago. The firm had a massive reference library some of which has found its way onto our shelves in York.