Author and Chartered Surveyor Tim Butler’s recent release, Stoned The Essential Pocket Guide to Living In, Maintaining, Renovating and Conserving Old Stone Properties hit Amazon.com’s best seller list on 8th October 2018, climbing all the way to Number One in the Kindle, Architecture Historic Preservation; Amazon Books, Historic Preservation and Short Reads, Education and Reference categories.
In his book, Butler addresses the key factors in looking after Stone Built properties. Whether a cottage or castle they are more regarded as a living breathing thing, rather than a solid rigid structure. Tim said, ‘Old stone buildings are a bit like human beings, they have specific needs which do not necessarily apply to the traditional brick or block building.’
In response to the book hitting Number One, Butler stated, ‘It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to share my knowledge with clients and period/historic property lovers.’
With the recent news around the Historic Preservation and Conservation of buildings in particular the work being carried out on the UK’s Houses of Parliament which is regularly featured in the media and on TV. His book “Stoned” (to shorten the title) is a hot topic and a must be read for Property Owners and Purchasers of Old Stone Buildings whether practised trades people or lay persons.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Butler FRICS has many years’ experience in surveying, valuing, and Managing the renovation and conservation of period properties. His opinion is regularly sought by the English Court System as an Expert Witness in Litigation cases involving property. Butler has a passion for Old Stone Buildings and is a regular speaker at events being in demand across the North West of England for his knowledge.