Building skills & trades

    Making Things Right

    By Ole Thorstensen

    Hardback £12.65

    A celebration of good craftsmanship by a Norwegian master carpenter - the anatomy of a job well done.

    Major Infrastructure Projects

    By David Moore

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    In this unique and comprehensive textbook, the authors examine the challenges faced all around the world with regard to major infrastructure project management, and they champion a fresh approach that takes into account the interdependencies between economic, social, political, technological and legislative environments. Managing, developing and investing in crucial infrastructure...

    British Bricks

    By David Kitching

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    Explores the history of British bricks and brick makers.

    Goss\'s Roofing Ready Reckoner: From Timberwork to Tiles

    By C. N. Mindham

    Paperback Save £0.54 = £19.45

    Goss s Roofing Ready Reckoner provides cutting angle and lengths for traditional cut roofs and design tables for timber sizing, based on BS5268 Structural use of timber and now including a comparison of timber sizes using Eurocode 5 Design of Timber Structures .

    Essential Guide to the Steel Square

    By Ken Horner

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    For centuries, the steel square has been a mainstay in the toolbox of skilled craftsmen. In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, this simple tool can quickly solve many common construction problems involving angles, arcs, circles, and squares.

    Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering

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    Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science and industry, and when materials for building were constantly being improved. It offers coverage of traditional materials such as brick and pise, but also examines the developments in the use of cement for wall coverings.

    Oak-Framed Buildings

    By Rupert Newman

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    Focuses on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings.

    City & Guilds Textbook: Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

    By Michael B. Maskrey

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    complete visual guide to building a house

    By John Carroll

    Hardback £26.46

    A complete step-by-step course in residential carpentry and construction. It features full-colour drawings of every step in the building process from laying a foundation through to installing the finishing touch on a newel post.

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