Companion to the Australian House Building Manual. This all Australian title has large scale drawings to make it easy to understand how the various stages and components fit together. The Owner Builder is shown how to plan the house to suit the chosen allotment and the most economical methods of owner building.
You will learn how to identify and correct faulty building practices, the correct trade terms to use and how to order building products.
This manual will provide you with confidence to build a typical Australian home in weatherboard, brick veneer, cavity brick or concrete block.
Understanding House Construction
Designing the House
Brick Veneer Houses
2 Storey Brick Veneer & Weatherboard
Split Level Houses
Concrete Block Masonry
Extensions & Renovations
Extending Brick Veneer Houses
Extending a Weatherboard House
Adding a Verandah or Carport
How to Supervise the Site
Raising a House
Identifying & Correcting Common Problems
Trade Skills for Owner Builders & Apprentices How to Use Tools