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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Stone House Construction.
Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (233 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Stone house design; Thermal comfort; The basics of passive solar house design; Room layout; Daylighting; Construction considerations; Thinking outside the square; Cost-effective house design; Perimeter proportions; 2 Geology of building stones; Building stone; Igneous rock; Sedimentary rock; Metamorphic rock; Qualities of building stone; Stone for heritage work; 3 Siting and stone availability; The choice of stone; The site; Variety in stone or other materials; Where to quarry; The characteristics of a stone; 4 Small-scale quarrying. Machine quarryingQuarrying with hand tools; Quarrying with explosives; Granite; Basalt; Sandstone and other sedimentary stone; Slate; Limestone; Loading and unloading; 5 Shaping stone; 6 Techniques of wall building; Footings; Differential loading --
doors and windows; Damp-proofing; Weatherproofing window openings; Setting out; Laying the stone; Rubble walls; Measuring; Ashlar; Mortar; External walls; Cavity stonework; Stone veneer; Formed masonry; Flagg's mosaic rubble; Framed formwork; Slipforms; One-sided formwork; Services; Finishing joints; Cleaning; 7 Upper wall construction. Wall thicknessScaffolding; Lintels; Flat arches; Arches; Arch stones; Windows; Dormer windows; Wall flashings and drip moulds; Arched windows; Arch centring; Vaults and domes; Roof fixing; Parapets and upper walls; 8 Stone in the landscape; Quarry reclamation; Water and rock; Symbolism; The stone barbecue; Garden spaces; Garden walls; The landscape as structure; Natural landscape; 9 Fireplaces and chimneys; Proportions; Dampers; Construction; Storing heated air in a rock bed; Chimneys; 10 Floors and steps; Floors; Heating and insulation; Steps; 11 Drawings and specifications; Sketch plans. Working drawingsSpecifications; Appendix 1: Stone footings; Appendix 2: Retaining walls; Appendix 3: Arches; Glossary of masonry terms; Endnotes; References; About the photographs; Index.
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