Dating old houses
Some common examples of adaptive use are the conversion of old factory buildings into loft apartments or office space; re-use of barns as dwellings; and the transformation of large single-family estates or mansions into inns or conference and functions space.
An A-Frame house in one in which the sidewalls and roof junctions are omitted, with a gable roof continuing to ground level on two sides, thus forming a structure that is triangular or A-shaped.
Alligatoring describes a particular way in which exterior paint can fail.
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This type of house became popular following WWII and is typically used for vacation and second homes, particularly in snowy climates, where its form sheds snow easily.Features include: a steeply sloping gable roof; front and rear gables; deep-set eaves; large window openings on the front and rear facades; and a small living space.In doing so, structures that have become obsolete are given a new useful function and are therefore saved from abandonment, decay, and demolition.Good adaptive use projects not only find a new use for old structures, but also find a compatible use that allows a building’s original fabric and significant elements to be retained.The Dating Old Welsh Houses Group The group encourages better appreciation of pre-1700 houses, through study of archaeology, landscape and economic and social history.
It is actively involved in recording buildings and architecture, and has organised dendrochronology to enable the origins of old houses in North Wales to be better understood.