Heritage Reference List & Useful Websites

List of architectural heritage references

  • Apperly, Richard; Irving, Robert; Reynolds, Peter: A pictorial guide to Identifying Australian Architecture
  • Murray, Wal & Croker, Alan: Traditional joinery: Sydney houses 1810 -1915
  • Evans, Ian, Lucas, Clive & Stapleton Ian: Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses
  • Evans, Ian, Lucas, Clive & Stapleton Ian: More Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses
  • Evans, Ian: Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s-1920s
  • Evans, Ian: The Federation House: A restoration guide
  • Stapleton, Ian: How to restore the old Aussie house
  • Stapleton, Maisy & Stapleton, Ian: Australian House Styles
  • Cuffley, Peter: Australian houses of the 20s and 30s
  • Cuffley, Peter: Australian houses of the 40s and 50s
  • Cuffley, Peter: Cottage gardens in Australia
  • Cuffley, Peter: Traditional gardens in Australia
  • Archer, John: Building a Nation
  • Fraser, Hugh & Joyce, Ray: The Federation House: Australia’s Own Style
  • Howells, Trevor & Nicholson, Michael: Towards the dawn: Federation architecture in Australia 1890-1915
  • Moore, Robert; Burke, Sheridan & Joyce, Ray: Australian Cottages
  • Butler, Graeme: The California Bungalow in Australia
  • Howells, Trevor & Morris, Colleen: Terrace Houses in Australia

Useful websites:

  • Ian Evans “World of Old Houses” website www.oldhouses.com.au is very good for general advice on restoration of old buildings.
  • Go to the NSW Heritage Council website www.heritage.nsw.gov.au then click on “Publications” on the menu on the left hand side to find many useful references – most available as free downloads. These publications (listed alphabetically by title) – include the following and many more:
    • Church buildings – Guidelines for their care and conservation (free, downloadable)
    • Conservation areas (free, downloadable)
    • Design in context: Guidelines for infill development in the historic environment ($25, downloadable)
    • Federation Architecture Guidelines (free, downloadable)
    • Federation Gardens (free, downloadable)
    • Heritage Consultants Directory
    • How to carry out work on heritage buildings and sites (free, downloadable)
    • A lot in store: Celebrating our shopping heritage – a series of chapters (free to download), including Section 5: Looking after the shop.
    • The Maintenance series (free, but available in hard copy only) which includes:
      • 2.1 Rising damp
      • 2.3 The need for stone buildings to breathe
      • 3.1 Metalwork
      • 4.1 Corrugated roofing
      • 4.2 Slating, tiling and roof plumbing
      • 5.2 Timber Repairs
      • 5.3: Patching old floorboards
      • 5.4 Repair of tongue and groove floorboards
      • 6.2 Removing paint from old buildings
      • 7.1 Plaster finishes
      • 7.2 Paint finishes
      • 8.1 Fire and heritage
      • 9.1 Heritage gardens and grounds
    • Minimum standards of maintenance and repair (free to download)
    • Principles of conservation work on heritage places (free to download)
    • Salt attack and rising damp: a guide to salt damp in historic and older buildings (free to download)