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Marianne Suhr

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Name  Marianne Suhr

Role  Writer
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Books  Old House Handbook: The Essential Guide to Care and Repair
Born  1969 (age 52)

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Marianne Suhr MRICS (born c. 1969) is an English Chartered Building Surveyor, writer, and expert on historic buildings. She co-presented the television series Restoration with Ptolemy Dean and Griff Rhys Jones.


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Marianne Suhr The Old House Consultancy Profile

Suhr trained with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and runs training courses for them. She also writes articles for national newspapers and magazines, including contributions to Period Living.

Marianne Suhr Old Houses Restoration and Energy Efficiency with Marianne Suhr

In October 2005, Suhr joined Richard Chartres, Bishop of London at St Giles in the Fields, London, to launch a new maintenance project for the capital's historic churches.

Marianne Suhr Old Houses Restoration and Energy Efficiency with Marianne Suhr

In Restoration, she toured the United Kingdom looking for exciting restoration projects, repairing old buildings, mixing building mud and even dowsing.

On her own account, she restored a derelict thatched cottage in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, with a friend. On completion of the project, in May 2005, she advised "Don't expect to make money on a project if you're going to do it properly. It involves a lot of time, expensive materials and specialist craftsmen. Estimate the cost and duration of the work, then double both." In 2006, with her partner Richard, she renovated a timber-framed house in Oxfordshire as a home.

On British house-hunters in France, she has said:


  • Urban Renewal Berlin: Experience Examples Prospects (Senate Building and Housing Department, 1991)
  • Old House Handbook: a Practical Guide to Care and Repair (with Roger Hunt) (London, Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7112-2772-9)
  • Old House Eco Handbook: a Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy-Efficiency & Sustainability (with Roger Hunt) (London, Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7112-3278-5)
  • References

    Marianne Suhr Wikipedia