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Homing instinct : using your lifestyle to design and build your home

Author: John Connell
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Designed for anyone planning to build a home, this text combines both design and construction advice. It provides detail on how things really work, from floor plans, heating systems and plumbing to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Connell
ISBN: 0070123462 9780070123465
OCLC Number: 40730501
Description: ix, 448 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Contents: History of vernacular architecture; the philosophy of design-build; the design helix; site analysis; site design and development; the architectural programme - problem-solving; diagramming the programme; foundations; walls; frames, framing and skeletons; gravity, temperature, moisture and ethics; masonry; the roof and sky; windows and doors; building envelope and thermal comfort; energy choices and heating systems; plumbing, drainage, waste and ventilation; power and lighting; finishes and finishing.
Responsibility: John Connell.

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