TACS Information Sheets

TACS Information Sheets are courtesy of the Jackfield Conservation Studio. TACS and the Jackfield Conservation Studio do not accept responsibility for the results of any action taken following the use of these guidelines.

Further reading

Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration, 2nd edition, by Lesley Durbin, ISBN: 978-0-415-84058-3, is published by Routledge and available in hardcover and ebook at    The second edition builds on the success of the first with improved illustrations and several new topics.

Earth, Brick & Terracotta, Practical Building Conservation series
Historic England (formerly English Heritage) are in the process of completing this book, the tenth and last volume in the revised Practical Building Conservation series (approximately 1020 pages; hard copy only; £85 web price; due October 2015). The series is published on behalf of Historic England by Ashgate ( ). This book includes a substantial section on the conservation of tiles (114 pages, principal author: Lesley Durbin; peer reviewer: Hans van Lemmen). As with all other parts of this series, the following subjects are described with respect to tiles:

  • History and manufacture
  • Deterioration and damage
  • Assessment
  • Treatment and repair

The text is primarily targeted to a professional audience of architects and surveyors, defining best practice in conservation (methods and materials).

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