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Alf

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That is to say a guide to the different styles of housing to be found in the UK (specifically the south of England I believe). Christmas request from my sister-in-law, presumably to assist her in her estate agent work. 8-[ Don't hold it against her; she's a nice person, honest. You should have seen how embarrassed she was announcing the change of career. :lol:

Anyway, given the wide range of knowledge to be found within the membership of this illustrious forum, I thought it was worth a shot to ask for any recommendations rather than just take pot luck on Amazon. Anyone?

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your asking for advise for estate agents and you post in number 6666 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:

Sorry can't help you, most of the books i have are international interiors etc

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LyNx":j49idav1 said:
your asking for advise for estate agents and you post in number 6666 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:
Whoops. 8-[ :lol:

Andy, ta muchly. I'll have a goof.

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The problem with these types of books is that they normally focus on one specific period, ie victorian houses, neo-classical etc. However, there is one titled 'Houses of Britain - the outside view' by J Prizman which goes through both different periods and regional variations. The problem is that it is no longer in print. That said I have seen it for sale through specialist web-sites and those that sell second hand books. It was published by Blue Circle cement presumably to sell the pros of rendering to houses but does cover all styles. I should stress that this does not go into terrific details about construction etc but you did say it was for an estate agent :lol: I will have a look and see if I can find any more information ( I have the book but its at work and I am not in the office till later this week). Just had a quick look and the link below has a copy but sure there will be others as well.

www.trianglebookshop.com/scripts/intro.php

Also the BRE (Building Research Establishment) have a very comprehensive book on non-traditional housing which goes through all non-trad housing types including structure and possible defects over the past 70 years or so but I warn you it is mega expensive.

Hope this helps[/url]
 

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Kev,

Well that's a comfort; Houses of Britain is one of the two we've gone for. :D It's in print and available from Amazon. The other being "Details: A Guide to House Design in Britain" by Philippa Lewis, with the hope that it'll deal with the insides... :lol: Many thanks for your help.

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Another good one which I had forgotten about is 'Inspections and Reports on Dwellings - Assessing Age' by Ian Meliville and Ian Gordon. The book seems to be aimed at those working the homebuying and selling industry so may also be of use.
 

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