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.
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.
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.
This 3rd Edition with its colour photos & graphics is an excellent ready reference book. It is clearly written and covers a broad range of defects to a sufficient depth for both the practitioner, student or competent DIYer. It should be compulsory reading for cowboy builders!
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.
Concisely written and easy to understand. Covers every aspect of building maintenance - not just housing but all types of property. Recommend that it should be on the bookshelf of all property and facility managers.
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.