Understanding Housing Defects (4th Edition)

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This third edition of Understanding Housing Defects provides a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in housing.

Each of the 18 chapters covers a specific building element and includes a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice. Each chapter then goes on to look at the identification, cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects.
The text has been revised and extended with new sections on boundary walls, chimneys and basements. The existing Services chapter has been replaced with three new, more substantial chapters on Heating & Plumbing, Electrical Installations and Drainage.

* This new edition, extensively revised, and containing over 1,000 new colour graphics and photographs makes it ideal for both students and practitioners
* Explains the nature and cause of hundreds of defects found in new and old housing
* Includes a summary of construction practice and common site errors

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Has been involved with building all of working life. Spent several years on site, working on new and old buildings, before becoming a building surveyors and, eventually a teacher

Has been involved with building all of working life. Spent several years on site, working on new and old buildings, before becoming a building surveyors and, eventually a teacher

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"Having used the companion text, The Construction of Houses, to teach first year undergraduate Building Technology for many years I came late to Understanding Housing Defects but since discovering this excellent book I have used it extensively to teach building pathology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The book has been very well received by my students." Mike Hoxley, Professor of Building Surveying, Nottingham Trent University and former editor of Structural Survey

"Such a wealth of knowledge is rare to find in a book which makes it a ‘must own’ for students pursuing their undergraduate degree within a construction discipline. The full colour illustrations bring home what often goes wrong in the building process. The book not only proffers alternative solutions and unrivalled knowledge, but is an ideal desk copy for lecturers and professional builders and even ordinary home owners trying to upgrade the energy performance of their homes or first time developers looking to resolve some of the challenges associated with converting older properties." Dr Joseph Kangwa, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

"... this is a well written, informative and well documented reference book providing a great starting point for anyone observing building defects and a very likely source of a suitable solution for many." – Stephen McDonald, SelfBuild & Improve Magazine

"This book is a feast for the eyes with numerous photographs, drawings and details, a must for any Building Surveyor." Amazon.co.uk customer

"Concisely written and easy to understand." Amazon.co.uk customer

"Brilliantly clear... Well-written with great drawings and advice." Amazon.co.uk customer

 

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