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Understanding Housing Defects [Kindle Edition]

Duncan Marshall , Derek Worthing , Roger Heath
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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This third edition of Understanding Housing Defects provides a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in housing.
Each of the eighteen chapters covers a specific building element and includes a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice. Each chapter then goes on to look at the identification, cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects.
The text has been revised and extended with new sections on boundary walls, chimneys and basements. The Services chapter has been replaced with three new, more substantial chapters on heating and plumbing, electrical installations and drainage.

About the Author

Duncan Marshall was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK

Derek Worthing was formerly a principal lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK

Roger Heath is a lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 31086 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Estates Gazette; 3 edition (13 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDR0Y60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Housing Defects- comprehensive 13 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is a feast for the eyes with numerous photographs, drawings and details, a must for any Building Surveyor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good and interesting book 21 July 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is actually written by a lecturer of mine and I can assure you he knows his stuff and is interested in the subject!

The book gives a good overview of housing defects with pictures to show their tell-tale signs, advice on what to do next and how to prevent the problem altogether.

If you are looking for very specific detail on a certain defect however, this prob isn't the one for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent for student and practitioner - quality 6 July 2009
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It's a pity the book isn't hard-cover as it's quite big and I can't see it lasting (hence the 4 stars); nonetheless the content is superb - I'm a practicing building surveyor and it's a great reference. Buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I found this book very useful in giving me a better understanding of housing defects. It is easy to read with clear explanations which are enhanced by the use of good-quality annotated colour pictures, diagrams and photographs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book! 29 May 2014
By b j lee
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This is such a useful book, informative and straight forward - it certainly helped me get that distinction - love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 31 May 2013
By DJM
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Im an architect dealing with old historic buildings and found this very informative and a useful book to have around
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