To Be A Successful Owner Builder & Renovator
Published by Pinedale Press, Caloundra, QLD
Extract from back cover of book:
This manual is intended to give a panoramic view of house construction, how to manage a house building site and perform some common trade skills.
Contrary to the perception of many professional builders, owner builders are not all unskilled people. Owing to the fact that tradespersons do not all possess a builder's licence, they have to obtain an owner builder's permit to construct their own houses. Therefore a large portion of owner built houses are in fact built by tradepersons.
The Australian House Building Manual prepared for professionals and apprentices, is the companion manual and covers on site construction procedures in detail; from foundations through to roof framig and internal fitout and finishing. Overlapping information has been limited to areas which were necessary for each manual to retain its integrity should a reader not have acces to both manuals.
These manuals are intended to be a guide only and are not a statutory building code or form part of any code. National and Local Building by-laws and also any specialised or Engineer's design must take precedence over all information in these manuals.
Drawings: Black & White
Units of Measurement: Metric
Author's Notes & Instructions
a SuccessfuI Owner BuiIder
a Site & Designing the House
Specifications, Sub-contractors & Materials
Improper Building Practices & Common Problems
Using Building Tools & Materials
& Marking Out
Planing & Jointing
Building Know How