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Understanding Housing Defects Paperback – 15 May 2009

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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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This book is a feast for the eyes with numerous photographs, drawings and details, a must for any Building Surveyor.
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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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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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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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Really useful book for anybody on a Building Surveying Course. I have had lectures form 2 of the authors, and they are really experienced and knowledgeable. Perfect book if you are studying building defects, or as a reference for further study.
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This book is very easy to read detailing typical defects of old and modern construction techniques. Well worth students and professionals alike purchasing for reference and to broaden technical knowledge. This book should be complimented with Construction Handbook Edition 8(Chudley)also refered to has the Bible.
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Brilliantly clear. I am a maintenance manager and use this book weekly and save my company hundreds in the process by not calling out specialists to diagnose problems. Well-written with great drawings and advice.
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