It also inlcudes full technical details of solid work, and thorough coverage of obsolete practices for the purpose of conservation work. It features working drawings in isometric projection to present a three dimensional picture of specific jobs.
The third edition has been updated to take account of new materials, changes to British Standards, and the latest health and safety requirements.
It will serve as an excellent text for NVQ plastering students, whilst its encyclopaedic structure enables the experienced plasterer to select information quicky on finer points when faced with an unfamiliar task. Architects and surveyors will welcome it as as a guide to the scope of the craft and its materials, as a reference for conservation work.
Brian F. Pegg taught plastering at Hammersmith and West London College and Succeeded Don Stagg as lecturer in charge of plastering, before working in industry and is a past chairman of the Plasterers Craft Guild.