The Australian House Building Manual
Publisher: Pinedale Press ISBN: 9781875217076 Author: Allan Staines Format: Softcover, 160pp, 300 x 210mm
The Allan Staines building 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 manual has over 660 clear and technically accurate drawings covering each stage of construction. It divides residential construction into four main types - brick veneer, timber or steel frame, cavity brick and concrete block. Each method is described in step-by-step detail, with illustrations.
The focus is not simply on the general aspects of wall construction, but follows through with explanations and illustrations of the building process, from the bottom up. It covers concrete footings/slab floors, timber floors and sub floors, wall framing, roof construction, finishing and miscellaneous issues.
The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice.