Provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently, safely and the right way the first time. This title distils centuries of hands-on builder-tested methods and techniques as the finest builders in the US pass on their hard-won trade secrets for better construction. It covers the basics of framing, as well as advanced techniques.
This new edition will include all the up-do-date information on complying with the latest Building Regs and Planning requirements, CAD design, energy-efficiency, under floor heating, bi-folds, liquid screeds, woodburning stoves and renewable energy.
In this clearly written book, the author uses both his extensive knowledge of the trade and his ability to explain the subject in easily understandable terms, to demonstrate how to carry out the work safely to a high standard, using tried and tested methods.
From the initial plans and planning applications, through to finding contractors and buying materials, managing the different stages, completing the work and tying up any loose ends, this book provides invaluable guidance and helps the reader to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unprepared and unsuspecting.
Based on the stages that professional designers actually go through to run a project, this title gives advice on how to go about each step of the process, and check that their designers and builders are performing to standard.