These classic Allan Stains 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
Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual
This book is another in Allan Staines popular range of building books. His graphic and technical skills based on practical experience and the most recent technology will make this book a must for the professional and the ‘Do-it-Yourselfer”
Includes industry tables for:
Designers and Architects Easy to follow Step-by-step building instructions Tradesman’s methods and hints
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 handrailing and lots more.
All using proper trade procedures. The easy to follow tables included have been prepared by the Timber Associations – TDA in Sydney and Timber Queensland in Brisbane. These cover footing sizes, posts, bearers, joists, deck fastening, handrailing, pergola bearers, rafters and battens. The manual is an indispensable tool in the hands of Designers and Architects.
The book is roughly divided into two sections, the first on decks and the second on pergolas. Each section starts with designing and estimating, looking at the different basic designs, the requirements for Council approval, basic terminology and timber qualities such as stress rating and treatment levels. After the preferred design for the deck or pergola has been chosen, there are step-by-step details of its construction, including handrails, balustrades and steps.
At the end of Australian Decks and Pergolas, there are a number of tables, covering post and stirrup footing sizes, deck bearer and stair stringer sizes, roof beam and rafter span tables, design loads of various fastening brackets, cyclonic strength ratings for various components and other information essential to the successful design of a deck or pergola.
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
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.
-Roof basics -Roof designs -Roofing members and where they fit -Roofing terms -The triangle makes it easy -The Rafter length -Marking out top plates and ridges -Marking out rafters -Cutting out rafters -Erecting the roof -Miscellaneous details -Easy to follow rafter lengths, tables and bevels.
******* For manufactured truss roof installation use the Australian House Building Manual
Allan Staines is the author of:
The Australian House Building Manual a Step by Step Guide to House Building
The Australian Renovator’s Manual The easy step by step guide to Home Renovations
Owner Builder & Renovator Step by Step Guide to Building or Extending your Own Home
The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual
Roof Building Manual The Easy Step by Step Guide with Tables & Bevels
These manuals have become classic workhorses for Apprentices, Builders and Owner Builders in Australia for many years. These new editions brings the illustrations and text right up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia