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The authors

John Gilbert, an architect, has helped repair and rehabilitate many tenements in the Glasgow area and now runs his own architectural practice, John Gilbert Architects.

Ann Flint is a housing consultant who has been through the trauma of tenement repair herself. She now manages her own consultancy Ann Flint Associates.

The book was originally published with assistance from Assist Architects who have played a key role, through user participation and local involvement in the repair, improvement and construction of thousands of tenement homes in Scotland.


The Tenement Handboook costs £10 plus postage and packing. You can buy it in two ways.

1. Amazon.co.uk

The easiest way to buy the book is from the Amazon UK website. We'll despatch it to you within three days of you placing an order. Just follow this link.

Buy the Tenement Handbook

2. Bookshops

We currently have limited distribution of the handboook.

In Glasgow:
Hyndland Bookshop
143 Hyndland Rd
Glasgow G12 9JA
Tel: 0141 334 5522

For bulk orders email enquiries@johngilbert.co.uk

About the Tenement Handbook

Tenement handbook cover

UPDATE: Under One Roof updates tenement management and maintenance covered in the print Tenement Handbook and for modern flats.

The Tenement Handbook is an essential guide to all those who live in traditional Scottish tenements, as well as owners and tenants who live in jointly owned property whether old or new, purpose built or conversion.

The handbook is fully illustrated and tells owners how to manage and repair their property, how to get owners organised, how to deal with builders, architects and factors and the law of properties in common ownership. The Tenement Handbook is also used by housing management professionals.

A fully illustrated technical section explains how tenements are put together and how they are best repaired. Technical drawings reflect the type of construction found on both the East and West Coasts of Scotland. You can review the contents and view sample layouts..

Reviews of the Tenement Handbook

".. It's the best thing around on this subject.. "

"This excellent book has a wide appeal and will be of value and interest to all those involved in tenement property whether as owners, tenants, factors and solicitors and other selling agents....the authors are to be congratulated on their plain English' approach to a technically complex subject.."
George Clark reviewing in GREEN''S BULLETIN.

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