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Practical House Building: A Manual for the Self-builder [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Robert Matthews
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Book Description

15 April 1991
This book describes all the stages of house building, from start to finish. It explains how the different crafts involved are applied at each stage, with lots of practical information derived from the author's own experience. Many excellent illustrations supplement the text. Written in 1991, the book had its fifth reprint in 2000, and there is still no other book to match its scope and usefulness. Though some aspects of housebuilding have changed since the book was written, the basic techniques of housebuilding described in this book remain the same. It is still an invaluable book for anyone who wants to get involved in site work, whether hands-on or whether supervising subcontractors.

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Blackberry Books (15 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095152951X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0951529515
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A thorough manual ... the book is a must. --Build It magazine

Excellent. --Individual Homes magazine

A quite marvelous source for the self builder. --Hamish Cole, Somerset.

About the Author

Robert Matthews trained as a carpenter, and did his first selfbuild in the Eighties, building a bungalow completely with his own hands. He has since done three other selfbuilds, and written about the subject for nearly twenty years. He is a regular contributor to SelfBuild & Design magazine

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the housebuilders bible 28 Aug 2008
If you are a practical person and don't want to let any tradesmen loose on your self build project then this is the book for you! A very practical guide for anyone who is competant. Why buy a book that tells you how to manage builders and tradesmen? Buy this book and you wont regret it. I am now on my 2nd new house build and still keep refering back to it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Building book 25 Jan 2014
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This book is ideal if you are building your own house or having one built.It explains all of the stages in close detail.Postage was quick but not fast.
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4.0 out of 5 stars small but very informative 3 Nov 2013
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this book goes through all areas from foundation to finish carpentry and has lots of little tips. These tips are a lot more valuable than perfect scenario instruction manuals.
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