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1st Edition

House Inspector

ISBN 9780728204898
Published November 16, 2005 by Estates Gazette
294 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a concise and comprehensive guide to building defects and building inspection. Whether, as a practitioner you are employed in buying, selling, managing or maintaining houses or whether, or as a layperson, you are buying a property to invest or live in, this book will help you make sound decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Written by two highly experienced authors, House Inspector is a general and accessible book which describes how and why house construction has changed, identifies some of the more common defects, and provides a series of elemental check lists. 

Essential reading for trainees and general practice surveyors, maintenance inspectors, housing managers, estate agents, planners, and even private purchasers and investors. This book will improve your knowledge and understanding of potential problems and provide a simple framework for a competent building inspection.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations   2. External Loadbearing Walls   3. Timber Frame Construction   4. Ground Floors   5. Upper Floors   6. Roof Structure   7. Tiling and Slating   8. Chimney Stacks   9. Rendering   10. Cracking   11. Garden/Boundary Walls   12. Finishes   13. Windows   14. Staircases   15. Damp   16. Electrical Installation   17. Plumbing and Heating   18. Drainage   19. Rot and Insect Attack

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