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The Australian House Building Manual - Edition 7
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Allan Staines - author of several Australian home improvement building and renovation manuals - has released a new title The Australian House Building Manual.

The book is aimed at a wide audience but will be of particular interest to those involved in building education and apprentice training or owner-builders architects designers and contractors seeking to re-familiarise themselves with the essential details of building construction will also find this comprehensive book helpful.

The Australian House Building Manual 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 book relies heavily on cross-sectional drawings in fact every page has more than one. The text serves mainly to highlight particular details in the drawings. 

Tables are employed to display information such as spacing of piers bracing stair tread spans and other construction requirements where the types or dimensions of materials employed are interdependant on other elements.

Tongue and groove flooring door window and cladding installation wall frame assembly levelling and bracing several forms of roof construction and most aspects of interior detailing - including building staircases - are just some of the specific issues detailed with step-by-step instructions. 

Every effort seems to have been made at the time of publication to reflect current BCA and Australian Standards. To his credit the author does point out that regulations do change and the latest releases from relevant departments should be consulted for up-to-date specifications if any doubt exists. 

Miscellaneous subjects covered include termite control arches in brickwork suspended concrete patios waterproof retaining walls estimating quantities waterproofing and installing shower recesses and bathtubs as well as drawing and detailing a typical house plan. 

All round it's quite a hefty package. The Australian House Building Manual is packed with information and makes every effort to present a decent range of variations possible for many of the subjects covered. 

The book relies heavily on the instructive value of drawings and is an excellent visual reference. If readers expect to digest all the information in the book from cover to cover they might feel a bit overwhelmed but thankfully the table of contents provides a comprehensive and handy guide to the wide range of subjects covered. 

Illustrations: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

Typical Construction Methods
The 4 Main Building Systems 
The Timber or Steel Frame House 
Some Common Timber Framing Details 
Timber Wall Framing 2-Storey Construction 
Brick Veneer Construction 
Brick Veneer Footing & Slab Edge Details 
Brick Veneer Ties 
Brick Veneer Soffits & Joinery 
Brick Veneer with Brick Gables 
Brick Veneer with Timber Floor 
Designing Single Leaf Brick Veneer Base Walls 
Cavity Brick Double Brick Construction 
Cavity Brick Footings & Slab Edge Details 
Joining Partitions into Cavity Walls 
Roof Tie Down 
Cavity Brick & Timber Floor 
Installing Joinery into Cavity Brick 
Cavity Brick with Dissimilar Internal Leaves 
Concrete Block Construction 
Blocklaying & Grouting 
Block Masonry Wall Heights & Lintels 

Concrete Footings/SIab Floors 
Siting the House 
Cut &Fill Sites & Slab Floors 
Setting out Profile Hurdles 
Footing Preparation 
Column or Stump Sub-Floors 
Pier & Beam Footings 
Concrete Slab Floors 

Timber Floors & Sub Floors 
Single Leaf Brick Bases 
Laying Bearers 
Beams & Installation 
Floor Joist Construction 
Platform Floor Construction 
Fitted Floors or cut-in floors 
Using Hi beam Joists 
Stairwell Trimmer Joists/Cantilevered Joists 
Marking & Setting Out Joist Positions
Laying Floor Joists 
Solid Blocking & Herringbone Strutting 
Sheet Flooring 
T & G Flooring 
Compressed Sheet Wet Area Flooring 

Wall Framing 
Wall Plates 
Stud & Jack Stud Lengths 
Stud Positioning 
Corner & Double Studs 
Cutting Studs 
Lintels 
Wall Frame Assembly & Noggings 
Bracing & Squaring Frames 
Erecting Frames 
Plumbing the Frame 
Straightening Top Plates 
Typical Tie Down Methods 
Notching Trenching & Drilling Studs 

Roof Construction 
Prefabricated Roof Trusses/Truss Types 
Erecting Roof Trusses 
Gable Construction 
Dutch Gables 
Hip Roofs 
Roofs with Valleys 
Cathedral Ceilings 
Near Flat Roofs 
Diagonal Roof Bracing 
Roof Truss Fixing 
Flashings 

Finishing
Weatherboard Sidings 
Installing Aluminium Windows 
Installing Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors 
Interior & Exterior Door Installation 
Door Handles Latchsets & Locksets 
Garage Doors 
Ceiling Framing 
Plasterboard Lining 
Staircase Construction 
Constructing Exterior Timber Stairs 
Concrete Stair Construction 
Handrailing 
Architraves & Skirting 
Bath & Shower Recess Installation 

MisceIIaneous 
Termite Control 
Clay Brick & Masonry Block Modules 
Arches in Brickwork 
Suspended Concrete Patios 
How to Build & Waterproof Retaining Walls 
Safety on the Job 
Estimating Quantities 
Typical House Plan Examples....

This is the March 2010, 6th edition of this manual.

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by George A Thursday 21 April, 2016
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