This manual describes operations that may need to be undertaken to prevent or slow down deterioration of old timbers in historic structures exposed to the weather.

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Ellis hut c1930.
Ellis Hut c1930

Stop the rot (PDF, 3116K)

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By Owen Wilkes and David Page.

Released 10 June 2004. The interim guidelines were prepared for publication by Central Regional Office, Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Website PDF version was released August 2007.
ISBN 978-0-478-14269-3


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Wellington 6140
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