I have never quite seen a book like this, I know they are out there, I just never had the opportunity to read one. This book is more along the lines of a research project that has been published. The author reviewed more than 1000 pieces of historical documentation and illumination to create this book. "Building in England down to 1540" talks about exactly how buildings were built, from the job of the master builder to the wages the stone masons got paid.
If you ever asked "How did they build that?", then this really is the book for you.