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Authors: Nigel Dann, Roger Heath, Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing
Edition: 6 Rev ed
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint: Estates Gazette Ltd
ISBN: 97803670275821
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 566 Pages 646 Color & 33 B/W Illustrations
Pub Date: 25/02/2013

The sixth edition of The Construction of Houses builds on the success of the previous five editions. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and processes of the construction of houses and their services. The Construction of Houses is not only an essential read for students, surveyors, developers and planning professionals, but also the interested lay person considering their first building project.

The existing chapters have all been updated and most of them expanded to take account of changes to dwelling house construction since the last edition and there are new chapters on ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ and ‘Regulatory controls and building standards’. Additionally, many new and/or updated photographs and diagrams have been added.

As with the previous editions, the authors have concentrated on presenting current mainstream approaches to the construction of houses. The detailed, yet accessible, text that is supported by hundreds of coloured photographs and diagrams provides clear explanations of the many complex processes that go into the building of a house. A deeper insight into modern construction is also given by the book’s consideration of historical building techniques from the 18th century onwards in order to illustrate how and why we build houses in the way we do now.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)  3. Regulatory controls and building standards  4. Sustainable Homes  5. Thermal insulation.  6. Foundations  7. External masonry load-bearing walls  8. Roof structure  9. Roof coverings  10. Ground floors  11. Upper floors  12. Internal partitions and walls  13. Internal plastering and dry-lining  14. External rendering  15. Internal and external decoration  16. Timber frame system housing  17. Concrete and steel system housing  18. Windows, doors and stairs  19. Ventilation  20. Cold water services  21. Space heating  22. Hot water services  23. Drainage  24. Electrical installations

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