Conservation and Repair Works for Traditional Timber Mosque in Malaysia: A Review on Techniques
Building life cycle will never be excused from the existence of defects and deterioration. They are common problems in building, existed in newly build or in aged building. Buildings constructed from wood are indeed affected by its agent and serious defects and damages can reduce values to a building. In repair works, it is important to identify the causes and repair techniques that best suites with the condition. This paper reviews the conservation of traditional timber mosque in Malaysia comprises the concept, principles and approaches of mosque conservation in general. As in conservation practice, wood in historic building can be conserved by using various restoration and conservation techniques which this can be grouped as Fully and Partial Replacement, Mechanical Reinforcement, Consolidation by Impregnation and Reinforcement, Removing Paint and also Preservation of Wood and Control Insect Invasion, as to prolong and extended the function of a timber in a building. It resulted that the common techniques adopted in timber mosque conservation are from the conventional ways and the understanding of the repair technique requires the use of only preserve wood to prevent the future immature defects.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1082235Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 3090
 Kamal, K.S , Ahmad, A.G & Wahab, L (2008), Pilot Survey on The Conservation of Historical Buildings in Malaysia, Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2008, 3-4th. December 2008, University Science Malaysia.
 Idrus, A., Khamidi, F. & Sodangi, M. (2010) Maintenance Management Framework for Conservation of Heritage Buildings in Malaysia, www.ccsenet.org/mas Modern Applied Science Vol. 4, No. 1;November 2010
 Glover, Peter (2003), Building Surveys, 5th Edition, Butterworth- Heinemann, Great Britain.
 Abdullah, Hasnan (1994), Teknologi Pengurusan Penyelenggaraan, Penerbit Universiti teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai, Malaysia.
 Richardson, B.A (2001), Defects and Deterioration in Buildings, 2nd Edition, Spon Press, New York.
 Ransom, W.H. (1981), Building Failures; Diagnosis and Avoidance, E &F.N Spon, New York.
 Fielden, B.M. (2000). Conservation of Historic Buildings. Architectural Press, Oxford.
 Harun, S. N (2005), Amalan Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah Di Malaysia, Phd Thesis USM, 2005.
 Young, David & Philips, Peter (2008), Timber Repair, Technical Leaflet, NSW Department of Planning, Victorian Goverment Department Of Planning and Community Development, Melbourne, Australia, March 2008. Available Online at www.heritage.vic.gov.au, Accessed on 8 July 2009.
 Fielden, B.M (1979)., The Principle of Conservation, Conservation of Cultural Property (ICCROM), 1979.
 Rahman, N.H. (2006). Kepentingan Arkeologi dalam Kerja-kerja Konservasi Monumen dan Tapak Tanah Bersejarah, 27-29 November 2006, Hotel Mahkota, Melaka. Ms.1-40.
 Syed Mustapa, S.A.H. , Kamarul Syahri Kamal, K.S & Zainul, M.Z. (2005), Proceeding: International Seminar on Modern Urban and Architectural Heritage in Jakarta, 5 December 2005, Museum Bank Mandiri, Jakarta, Indonesia Pp. 126-133
 Heritage Victoria (2009), Achieving High Quality Building Conservation Outcomes: A Basic Guide for Local Government and Heritage Building Owner, Heritage Council of Victoria
 Ahmad, A.G. (2006). Rangka Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Warisan di Malaysia, Bengkel Konservasi Monumen dan Tapak Tanah Bersejarah, 27-29 November 2006, Hotel Mahkota, Melaka. Ms.1-12.
 Kamal, K.S & Ahmad, A.G, (2007); Pendekatan dalam Kerja Pemuliharaan Bangunan Bersejarah di Malaysia: Satu Tinjauan Umum, Post Graduate Research Colloquium 2007, 30-31 January 2007, Penang, Malaysia.
 Idid. S.Z.A (1996), Pemeliharaan Warisan Rupa Bandar: Panduan mengenali Warisan Rupa Bandar berasaskan Inventori Bangunan Warisan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Badan Warisan Malaysia.
 Fielden, B.M.( 1982), Conservation of Historic Buildings, London: Butterworth Scientific, 1982.
 Burden, E. (2004). Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation. McGraw-Hill, New York.
 S, Johar, Ahmad A.G., A.I.Che Ani, M.M. Tahir, N.A.G.Abdullah, & N.M.Tawil (2010), Conservation Activiries of Old Traditional Mosque in Malaysia: An Overview
 Weaver, Martin. E (1999), Conserving Buildings, A Manual Techniques and Materials, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York.
 Ridout, Brian (2000) Timber Decay in Buildings, The conservation Aproach to Treatment, E & FN Spoon, London & New York.
 Ashurts, J. & Ashurt, Nicole (1989), Practical Building Conservation Series; Volume 5: Wood, Glass and Resins, Gower Technical Press, England.
 Hoadley, R.B. (2000). Understanding Wood: A Craftsman-s Guide to Wood Technology. Taunton Press.
 Said, I. (2001), Art of Woodcarving in Timber Mosques of Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand .Jurnal Teknologi, 34(B) Jun 2001: 45 - 46, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
 N.K.F. Mustafa, S.H. Zulkarnain & Y. A. Rahman (2009), Comparative Study on Refurbishment Project Process of Government and Non- Government Organization in Malaysia, ERES 2009 Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.