Building Your Own Home

Building Your Own Home : A Comprehensive Guide for Owner-builders

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Revised and updated new edition of the popular and best selling handbook for all owner-builders. Home builders can contribute in many ways to reduce the use of products and processes that convert solid and liquid carbon containing materials into gaseous carbon. Everyone is now aware of the advantages of correctly oriented, well insulated houses with sensible ventilation and comfort systems. In this revised edition of the best selling complete guide to building your own home, George Wilkie updates and adds a new section on energy and environmental efficiency. An increasing key factor in building homes now is the environmental efficiency of the building function and its materials. The aim in many local authorities is to mitigate against factors that reduce the quality of the natural environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 210 x 285 x 20.32mm | 861.83g
  • Frenchs Forest, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 1742572162
  • 9781742572161
  • 35,261

Table of contents

1 Contents 5
2 Introduction 6
3 A history of owner-building 8
4 Domestic architecture 11
5 A history of building materials 15
6 A history of building construction 18
7 Buy, build or extend? 21
8 Pre-design 23
9 Designing the home 24
10 Consultants 29
11 Authorities 33
12 Design drawings 37
13 Building drawings 39
14 Specifications 48
15 Schedules 50
16 Costing 52
17 Tendering, contracting and legal 57
18 Subcontractors 60
19 Suppliers 64
20 Administration 68
21 Achieving completion 72
22 Where to now? 73
23 Sites 74
24 The base 80
25 Site preparation 81
26 Footings 84
27 Sub-surface or agricultural drainage 90
28 Retaining walls 92
29 Ground-to-floor systems 96
30 Timber floor frames 98
31 Steel flooring systems 100
32 Concrete slabs 102
33 Walls-introduction 109
34 Timber wall framing 110
35 Metal wall framing 115
36 Brick veneer construction 117
37 Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) 120
38 Powerpanel® 122
39 Sheet and board claddings 123
40 Sheet and board products 126
41 Solid masonry construction 128
42 Interior linings 138
43 Windows 140
44 Doors 149
45 Roofs 152
46 Conventional roof frames 155
47 Trussed roofs 161
48 Roofs-flat, skillion and vaulted 166
49 Roof tiles 169
50 Roof sheets 172
51 Ceilings 176
52 Special roof details 180
53 Services 183
54 Drainer 184
55 Plumber 189
56 Electrician 193
57 Major appliances (whitegoods) 196
58 Fixing out 198
57 59 Trims 199
60 Kitchens 201
61 Bathrooms 204
62 Robes and presses 210
72 63 Fireplaces 213
64 Stairs and entry 217
65 Cabinet joints 221
66 Options 223
67 Double-storey construction 225
68 Car accommodation 228
69 Thermal comfort 230
70 Floor surface finishes 233
71 Painting 235
72 Building material properties and uses 238
73 Builders 241
74 City conditions 242
75 The green supplement 243
76 Glossary 259
77 Index 263
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