About this talk

Running time: 22 minutes

Since his last recording (Keep It Simple), John Winter has been much sought after for restoring 1920s modern houses in England which have, for one reason or another, fallen into disrepair.

In this recording, he describes the sort of problems that confront him and how he has dealt with them in six of the best known houses. Often it is to do with materials used, which have ceased to exist, or with the carbonation of thin concrete walls, or lack of weathering or the rusting of ungalvanised steel windows frames.

Buildings of the 1920s and 1930s were often brightly coloured but, because they were only photographed in black and white, they were assumed to be white. So Winter feels free to use colour where appropriate, though he considers that the houses when kept white are very beautiful.

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John Winter

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