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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Architectural Press (8 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750625929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750625920
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 12.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,009,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'It is invaluable for the smaller architectural practice. Packed with drawings, tables and symbol guides, this is a must for use at the drawing board, computer or on-site.'
Stadia magazine

'A good easy to read guide for site use'
Alan Jarvis, Lecturer

'This little gem is essential for any architect, builder, surveyor, engineer, student, in fact anyone connected with the building industry. Information is clearly presented in a no-nonsense style. The well illustrated diagrams help the building regs. appear almost logical'
5-star Amazon review

'I have bought this book because I am studying architecture at school and think that it is really helpful.
Buy it for...
*building regulations
*Planning info
*measurements
*tips and tricks of the trade'
5-star Amazon review

'Very useful in providing quick and easy references to various architectural data.'
Sarah Radif, Course Leader --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and addresses, and is intended to be used both at the drawing board and on site.The selection of the material by the author is based on many years' experience of architectural practice in both public and private offices.Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and has practised as an architect for 38 years. She began by working for British Rail and later for Sir Denys Lasdun. Since then she has run her own practice in London and Bath, dealing with new works as well as the restoration and extension of old buildings. She has written and lectured about the design of kitchens and bathrooms and is the author of Fireplace Design and Construction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Maximus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Aug. 2004
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If you are in any way involved in construction on a domestic scale, the Architect's Pocket Book is a must.
It evolved from a set of notes used by the author, collating the diverse practical information regularly required in her work as an architect. So many friends requested copies that she ditched the photocopier in favour of a publishing deal, and thank heaven she did! Nowhere else can you find concise notes that cover the whole spectrum of information needed for smaller projects.
The book is divided into six sections, namely General Information, Planning, Structures, Services, Building Elements and Materials. There is also an appendix containing addresses, a list of sources and an index followed by a few pages for your own scribbles. Within the sections you find a wealth of information, tables and diagrams that cover such useful topics as drawing conventions, anthropometric data, weight of materials, safe loads on subsoils, concrete mixes, lintel sizes, beam formulae, heat loss, timber stress grade tables, types of nails, identifying wood boring beetles, plasterboard dimensions and much, much more.
The book measures 185mm x 125mm x 17mm thick and has 305 pages. Whether you are an architect, developer, student, interior designer, builder, or DIY enthusiast, this book will be relevant and of great practical use to you. My copy is a trusted and well thumbed friend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ASax on 29 May 2008
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Being an architecture student I keep this book with me whenever I am working on projects, be it at work or at university. It is unbelievable how much information Baden-Powell has managed to cram into this tiny book. Among others, some of the topics covered in the book are common furniture sizes, staircases, brick types, soil, wheelchair user space requirements and even drainage, heating and lightbulbs! This book really is a MUST if you are in the architectural field and even if you aren't this book is useful for anyone doing any kind of construction, design or engineering. I would not have survived my degree without this book since it has lots of very useful, "must-know" information which may take ages to find!

An excellent book, you won't be disappointed.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By damian_connolly on 4 Oct. 1999
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This little gem is essential for any architect, builder, surveyor, engineer, student, in fact anyone connected with the building industry. Information is clearly presented in a no-nonsense style. The well illutrated diagrams help the building regs. appear almost logical...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By FilmView on 15 April 2009
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Helpful, easy to use reference guide that I don't go to site without.
Principally for domestic buildings, the book has basic info on the Planning system and design data, Structural design data, Services, Common domestic Building Elements and Materials.
Whilst the Planning, Building Regulations and CDM sections are based on the regulatory structure as it was when the book was published and a number of the regulations have changed since, the reference to what the information is based on, found at the end of each section, is a perfect starting point for the lay reader to find out more.
I wait in anticipation for an updated version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dàibhidh on 7 Jun. 2009
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This is a fantastic pocket reference book; invaluable for the self-builder, architect or other building industry professional. The only problem with it is that it cites England-only regulations for planning & building standards and does not explain clearly that Scotland, where I live and work, has totally a totally seperate building system. Still, a must nonetheless!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Dec. 2003
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Almost as essential as your drawing pen, no architecture student should be without this. Easy to use and just the right level of depth for you to scale and detail domestic-scale buildings with ease.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helen D-B on 23 Oct. 2008
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Received the book yesterday and my husband (who's an architect), hasn't been able to put it down. He thinks it's brilliant, informative and concise, he's using it now for work he's doing. Would recommend it to any student or Architect who needs reference in an easy to read format.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sapphire on 20 April 2004
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Not just useful for architecture, i am an interior design student at uni.Its not all about decorating you know and I wouldnt have survived my1styear without the help of this book. Especially because I havent come froman architectural background I did find it hard but this book helped loadz!
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