These classic Allan Staines manuals have become the go to books for Apprentices, Builders, Owner Builders, Renovators and the home handy man in Australia for many years. These new editions brings the illustrations and text right up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia
The Australian House Building Manual ISBN:9781875217076
The 9th 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.
How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator ISBN 9781875217311
The New improved 9th Edition. An all Australian guide with illustrations and text that bring it up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia.
Companion to the Australian House Building Manual.
This is all Australian title has large scale drawings to make it easy to understand how the various stages and components fit together. The Owner Builder is shown how to plan the house to suit the chosen allotment and the most economical methods of owner building.
You will learn how to identify and correct faulty building practices the correct trade terms to use and how order building products.
This manual will provide you with confidence to build a typical Australian home in weatherboard, brick veneer, cavity brick or concrete block.
The renovation section of this book is almost entirely devoted to room extensions. For general home renovations see The Australian Renovator’s Manual
Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual including deck construction in bush-fire localities ISBN: 9781875217052
This all Australian manual is packed with ideas and know how and will suit the Builder, Architect or Home DIY’er. It provides many fresh ideas in colour and easy to follow step-by-step instructions cover every procedure. From Designing and drawing an acceptable plan for Councils to constructing the post-supports, attaching decks or pergolas to the house, methods of hand railing and lots more.
The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual is an invaluable reference for any homeowner intending to build, or hire someone to build, a deck or pergola
Roof Building Manual ISBN: 9781875217304
The new improved and enlarged 5th Edition This easy step by step guide describes roof building in an easy to grasp style with new quick and easy table and bevels essential to all trades persons or owner builders.
This manual is for pitching he conventional cut-ion-sit. This step by step guide is full of easy to follow instructions. An indispensable aid for teaching Apprentices, plus quick and easy to use tables and bevels for all roof pitches from 5 degrees to 75 degrees. Bevels drawn on the page ready to transfer directly to the bevel too. A Builder’s dream.
For manufactured truss roof installation use the House Building Manual.