Foundations and Concrete Work

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585373
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

This book provides tips and advice from contractors and builders from all over the country to provide the best advice on formwork, foundations, waterproofing, reinforcement and related topics.

Working with Concrete

Author: Rick Arnold
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586145
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

A good shop is a place where you want to be - a safe, well-lit space where work flows efficiently from machine to bench to finishing area. This book offer ideas and solutions on everything from designing your floor plan for workflow to the nitty-gritty of picking the right tools.

The Essential Guide to Foundations

Author: Clayton DeKorne
Publisher: Home Planners, LLC
ISBN: 1931131503
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

Laying a solid foundation is a crucial first step in building a new home or adding a new room. Learn how in this complete foundations instructions manual.

Working Alone

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585459
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

Framing floors Walls Ceilings

Author:
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158570X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

All new...completely updated best-seller: Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings. With a fresh new design and the latest, up-to-the-minute content, this edition more than lives up to its billing as part of the For Pros By Pros series. Loaded with essential field-tested information from working pros it's the go-to resource for pros and serious non-pros, covering all this and more: Construction methods, techniques, and trade secrets from some of today's finest builders from across the country In-depth instruction on specific types of framing fundamentals and materials The most current information on energy-efficient framing practices Learn the latest from the best in the business! Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings distills decades of builder-tested methods and techniques as some of America's finest builders pass on their hard-won secrets and latest know-how. From the basics of framing to advanced techniques for framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings, it's all here for you, including 6 proven ways to build energy-smart walls. Know-how you can't afford to be without! Learn how the experts frame with a crane, support a cantilevered bay, frame big gable walls safely, and use double-stud walls to conserve energy. Don't take chances and avoid trouble when you know how to: manage job-site mud choose the right framing material frame strong stable floors work with factory-built walls remodel a flat ceiling into a cathedral and so much more The best, most comprehensive framing guide around. This latest edition of Framing Floors Walls & Ceilings is a treasure trove of trusted advice. With 350 color photographs and 50 instructive illustrations, it puts, right at your fingertips and all in one place, the best articles on all aspects of framing compiled from Fine Homebuilding, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country.

Framing Roofs

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585380
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time and money saving advice that comes from understanding the subject from all angles. Get the rock-solid results you're after with this comprehensive guide to building with concrete.

Framing Floors Walls and Ceilings

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561587583
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

All of the major shop machines are covered from drill presses to jointers and planers. There are articles on choosing machines, setting them up, and safe operation. Taken together, these articles comprise a good overview of woodworking machinery as well as providing plans and instructions for building jigs and accessories to make machines more useful.

Concrete Construction

Author: Ken Nolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572182377
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This comprehensive concrete manual has the information you need, both the tried-and-tested methods and materials, and recent innovations. It covers styrofoam forming systems, fiber reinforcing adjuncts, and architectural innovations. Forming, one of the most important elements of concrete work, gets special attention. Every chapter provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each task, with hundreds of photographs and drawings that show exactly how the work is done.

Building Additions

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586994
Release Date: 2004
Genre: House & Home

A guide to building great additions provides illustrated inspiration, design ideas, and construction details for basements, foundations, masonry work, decks, porches, sunrooms, framing ideas, and finishing. Original.

Precision Framing

Author: Mike Guertin
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586349
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Developed as a guide for the authors' crews, this book has evolved into a comprehensive framing handbook -- from basics to finishing techniques. It combines common sense, sound engineering, and craftsmanship. Custom framers can use these procedures -- or adapt them to their needs -- to achieve labor efficiency and excellent results every time.

Roof Tiling and Slating

Author: Kevin Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847974716
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

If you have never fixed a roof tile or slate before but have wondered how to go about repairing or replacing them, then this is the book for you. Many of the technical books about roof tiling and slating are rather vague and conveniently ignore some of the trickier problems and how they can be resolved. In Roof Tiling and Slating, the author rejects this cautious approach. Kevin Taylor uses both his extensive knowledge of the trade and his ability to explain the subject in easily understandable terms, to demonstrate how to carry out the work safely to a high standard, using tried and tested methods. Topics covered: considers the various types of tiles, slates and roofing materials on the market and their uses, how to estimate the required quantities, and where to buy them; discusses how to check and assess a roof and how to identify and rectify problems; describes how to efficiently 'set out' roofs from small, simple jobs to larger and more complicated projects, thus making the work quicker, simpler and neater; examines the correct and the incorrect ways of installing background materials such as underlay, battens and valley liners; explains how to install interlocking tiles, plain tiles, and artificial and natural slates; covers both modern and traditional methods and skills, including cutting materials by hand without the assistance of power tools; provides invaluable guidance on repairs and maintenance issues, and highlights common mistakes and how they can be avoided.

Masonry Concrete Construction

Author: Kenneth J. Nolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572180447
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

Here is the revised edition of this popular, practical manual with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces, and chimneys. Plus, the book covers improved estimating techniques to help readers win more construction bids and pocket a healthy profit every time. The ideal reference for busy masonry contractors.

Siding Roofing and Trim

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1627103864
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: House & Home

Hailing from Japan, this craft craze began with decorating mobile phone cases with all things cute, glitzy, and sweet. Deco Den Desserts- a delightful Threads Select Booklet- is literally the icing on the cake, featuring everything from hand mirrors to jewellery to trainers, deliciously decorated with faux sweets and treats. A common embellishing theme, as you'll see in Deco Den Desserts, is decorating with cookies, cakes, and candy. One can find these sweet treats embellishing almost any style of DecoDen craft. Some embellishments are miniature versions of real sweets that look good enough to eat, and others are fantasy versions that look like they are straight from a pop music video. Both versions are equally cute and contain no calories! Deco Den Desserts shows you how to whip up a faux cake icing and apply the dimensional fabric paint (aka drizzle) to create drippy dessert sauces like chocolate and strawberry sauce. Deco Den Desserts provides all the instructions to get you started on no-bake glammed-up desserts, cakes, and parfaits, or embellishing DecoDen classics like mobile phone cases, jewellery and everything in between. So grab some icing and mini sweets and start decorating!