This book contains a unique set of information sheets, covering all aspects of building from sit setting-out to roofs and floors. It gives builders and students of building a sound knowledge of materials, their properties and limitations, and shows the practice of using these materials for sound construction. The sheets also give information on the Building Regulations and how to comply with them.
Building preliminaries. Site setting-out. Levelling. Excavating. Timbering trenches. Foundations. Basements. Concrete. Bricks. Bonding brickwork. Mortars for brickwork. Pointing and jointing. Damp-proof courses. Ground floors. Floor screeds. Floor finishes. Upper floors. Cavity walls. Pitched roofs. Flat roofs. Fireplaces and flues. Concrete blocks. Partitions. Shoring. Underpinning. Waffle floors. Chipboard flooring. Cladding. Stairs. Roof coverings. Roof deckings. Steel roof trusses. Steel frames. Plastering. Scaffolding.