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Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry, 4th Edition
Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions
Feng Shui for Small Spaces: An Introduction to Geomancy
Stillwater Trout Tactics
Timber Framing for the Rest of Us A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry, 4th Edition

2018 | ISBN: 113829599X, 1138296007 | English | 302 Pages | PDF | 33 MB

Les Goring’s book covers all the detailed knowledge required for carrying out first fixing carpentry – such as modern and traditional roofing and fitting and fixing modern and traditional floor joists on new-build sites before plastering or drylining of walls and ceilings takes place – and second fixing carpentry – such as fitting staircases, hanging doors, skirting and architraves and kitchen units after dry-lined plastering has taken place and the shell of the building is watertight. In the opening chapters, this work also covers reading-of-drawings’ knowledge, tools and fixing-devices.
This new edition, with over 500 coloured drawings supporting its step-by-step approach, has been updated throughout to take into account current industry practices and changes in the UK’s Building Regulations. Two new chapters have also been added, covering the formwork carpentry for casting in situ, reinforced concrete stairs and landings, and making and fixing different shelf arrangements to correct spans.
The breadth of coverage and clear ‘how-to-do-it’ text makes this book an essential in-and-after-college resource for the 2000 apprentices per year taking NVQs and the 1500 students following Construction Awards within the Wood Occupations from the City & Guilds’ Construction Skills. The in-depth technical detail and practical focus makes this book an essential purchase for all aspiring woodworkers, craft teachers and construction lecturers – to either read now and It should also be of value to general builders and DIY enthusiasts, whose carpentry knowledge might (understandably) be sketchy in certain areas.

Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions

English | May 17th, 2018 | ISBN: 1138480614 | 207 Pages | True PDF | 35.61 MB

This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has hindered scholars from properly understanding its design work.
With a global scope and under-studied topics, the book advances current scholarly discussions concerning the relationship between image technologies and the body by calling attention to the materiality of image production and strategies of re-channeling image culture into material processes and physical body space, the space of dimensionality and everyday activity.

Feng Shui for Small Spaces: An Introduction to Geomancy

2016 | ISBN: 9814721255 | English | 112 Pages | PDF | 69 MB

Feng Shui is often misunderstood asbeing superstitious and religious as some of its imageries and concepts areborrowed from a certain religion. This book provides a fresh perspective tohelp readers re-imagine Feng Shui culture and its practices.
Using clean designs and a neutral color theme, Feng Shui for Small Spaces provides anintroduction to geomancy for homes. It focuses on the fundamental concepts: theplacement of furniture and lighting as well as the organization of space. Isometric 3-Dillustrations accompany the easy-to-understand text that explain theprinciples.
As our living spaces gradually becomingsmaller, readers sometimes encounter difficulties in adapting conventional FengShui concepts in their home. This book also presents alternative solutions andknowledge for homeowners living in small spaces.

Stillwater Trout Tactics

English | 1994 | ISBN: 1852238445 | 216 Pages | PDF | 116.4 MB

In this guide to stillwater trout fishing, a brief introduction covering the basics is followed with detailed information and advice on every aspect of the sport. Bob Church takes the reader through the season describing the best methods, while Charles Jardine unravels the mysteries of the underwater world on which trout feed.

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

2004 | ISBN: 0865715084 | English | 176 Pages | EPUB | 6 MB

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way . . .
Timber Framing for the Rest of Us describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers and owner-builders-methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws and common sense building principles to accomplish the same goal in much less time. And while there are many good books on traditional timber framing, this is the first to describe in depth these more common fastening methods. The book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers, including:
the historical background of timber framing
crucial design and structural considerations
procuring timbers-including different woods and recycled materials
foundations, roofs and in-filling considerations
the common fasteners
A detailed case study of a timber frame project from start to finish completes this practical and comprehensive guide, along with a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography.
Highly illustrated, this book enables “the rest of us” to build like the professionals and will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike.
Rob Roy is a former contractor with 11 previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of homes, as well as in the numerous outbuildings at Earthwood Building School which he founded in 1981 with his wife, Jaki. He is most recently the author of Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, 2003).

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