The Australian House Building Manual

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The 8th edition of this popular title A book worth its weight in gold to everyone involved in house building.

This entirely Australian manual is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian Timber, Brick, Concrete and other relevant associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style.

It now has over 660 clear and technically accurate drawings covering each stage of construction. The text and drawings correlate well. The manual covers the foundations and carpentry aspect in detail as well as brick veneer, cavity brick and concrete brick systems and weatherboard.

The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text.