Foster City, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2010
May is National Preservation Month, and in support of the theme "Old is The New Green," OldHouseWeb.com -- a leading website offering resources to old-house enthusiasts -- presents the Old House Restoration Guide. Adapted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rehab Guide, the restoration guide provides relevant, accessible information for those with an interest in restoring or rehabilitating old houses.
The Old House Restoration Guide, a special section of OldHouseWeb.com, can be found here:
The Old House Restoration Guide includes more than 90 articles, which will be published throughout the month of May. Designed for homeowners, architects, trades people, and engineers who have an interest in restoring and rehabilitating old buildings, the Old House Restoration Guide contains 9 chapters. Each chapter is broken down into several pertinent sections, and includes a detailed overview of techniques, materials, technologies, and other issues relevant to working with old houses.
The Old House Restoration Guide includes the following chapters:
2. Exterior Walls
4. Windows and Doors
5. Partitions, Ceilings, Floors and Stairs
6. Kitchens and Baths
7. Electrical and Electronics
8. HVAC and Plumbing
9. Site Work and Landscaping
With a particular focus on modern building codes, safety, the possibility of using original materials and techniques, performance, and affordability, the Old House Restoration Guide is an excellent tool for those who want to restore or rehabilitate that old home, but don't know where to begin.
All information in the guide was drawn from reputable sources, including builders, suppliers, manufacturers, and others who are instrumental in working on old houses. Where possible, links to further resources or articles on OldHouseWeb.com are provided to further enhance the information found in the Old House Restoration Guide.
OldHouseWeb.com is a complete old-house remodeling interactive Web site offering old-house enthusiasts how-to resources spanning several industries from cabinetry to architecture. OldHouseWeb.com includes before and after renovation pictures, feature articles, a product showcase and an active forum containing thousands of questions, solutions and successes.
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