The Australian House Building Manual
Step by Step Guide to House Building
8th Edition 2014
by Allan Staines
The Allan Staines building manuals manuals have become the go to books for Apprentices, Builders, Owner Builders, Renovators and the home handy man in Australia for many years. This new edition brings the illustrations and text right up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia
The 8th Edition of this popular title is 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.
This manual 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.
-Over 660 illustrations
-Timber Frame Weatherboard construction
– Brick veneer construction
-Cavity brick construction
-Concrete Block Construction
-Setting out the site
-Foundations and Footings
-Footing and Slab floors
-Timber floor framing
-Truss roof construction
-The installation of fittings such as: Windows, doors, weatherboards, baths, shower recesses and mouldings
-Flashings, stair and handrail construction
-Building in bushfire areas
-Adhesives and sealants
-Thin section render
-Safety and more