Construction of Houses / Understanding Housing Defects Bundle: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Construction of Houses / Understanding Housing Defects Bundle

1st Edition


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Paperback: 9781138777392
pub: 2013-11-26
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This bundle offers the ideal combination for any student surveyor or professional wanting an easy to use desk reference. Perfect for those on Construction, Real Estate, Architecture and Built Environment courses.

The fifth edition of The Construction of Houses is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. This new edition has a revised text and hundreds of improved graphics, new illustrations and photos printed in full colour for the first time. New chapters on sustainability, ventilation and steel frame builds have ensured that this new edition is fully up to date with today’s methods.

Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in domestic buildings. For this new edition, many of the chapters have been substantially updated and new photographs have been added. This book is a must have for all those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of housing defects. Building surveyors, general practice surveyors, architects, estate agents, housing officers and anyone involved in the management and maintenance of property as well as its construction will benefit hugely from this highly informative full-colour text.

Table of Contents

The Construction of Houses

1. Introduction 2. Sustainability 3. Foundations 4. External Masonry Loadbearing Walls 5. Ground Floors 6. Upper Floors 7. Roof Structure 8. Roof Coverings 9. Partitions 10. Plastering and Dry Lining 11. Decoration 12. External Rendering 13. System Housing – Timber Frame 14. System Housing – Concrete and Steel 15. Windows, Doors and Stairs 16. Thermal Insulation and Condensation 17. Cold Water Supply 18. Hot Water Supply 19. Space Heating 20. Ventilation 21. Drainage 22. Electrical Installations


Understanding Housing Defects

1. Understanding Defects – an introduction 2. Building history 3. Building Movement – Foundations 4. Building Movement -Walls 5. The investigation of structural defects 6. External Walls –Brickwork and Stonework 7. Ground Floors 8. Upper Floors 9. Pitched Roofs 10. Flat Roofs 11. External Rendering 12. Plastering and Plasterboard 13. Internal walls and partitions 14. External joinery 15. Timber Pests 16. Dampness 17. System Building 18. Environmental and health- related building problems 19. Water and Heating 20. Drainage 21. Electrical Installations

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General