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Building a House : Framing Practices - Charles Simpson

Building a House

Framing Practices

Paperback

Published: 5th September 2008
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This is an Australian book that examines in detail the 'dry' processes involved in constructing the framework of a house, from positioning on the site to fixing the doors and windows. It has been written to current Australian standards. With over 700 detailed graphics to complement the easy-to-read text, the book is both highly practical and useful. There are worked examples to explain the use of tables and standards, and all trade terms are defined as they are encountered. This book is a learning resource to support the training of learners in the building industry. The development has included consultations with and inputs from industry bodies and TAFE authorities in all states and territories. The topic covered are: timber wall and floor framing; roof framing; roof trusses; door and window fixing.

About the Author

The original authors Charles Simpson and Barry Hodgson have many years experience in the building industry and in the training of building students. Malcolm Dawson and Richard Heath contributed to the revisions for this edition.

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      excellent book, love to buy another version

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      Duck's guts for bumbling builders

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        Authoritative. Accessibility could be improved by colour tabbing of chapters.

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        ISBN: 9781420256239
        ISBN-10: 1420256238
        Audience: Tertiary; University or College
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 288
        Published: 5th September 2008
        Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 20.9  x 1.5
        Weight (kg): 30.0
        Edition Number: 2