Fundamental Building Materials: Fourth Edition by Ken Ward-Harvey

By Ken Ward-Harvey

Written via an architect with decades' event in perform and instructing, this e-book is a well-illustrated advent to the nice diversity of fabrics utilized in a lot of the world's development and building. it's the basically booklet of its kind out there, and appropriate for somebody educating or learning for construction trades, structure, construction, panorama layout, structural engineering, and allied disciplines. while first released, a reviewer commented, "This ebook has stuffed a wide hole in courses to be had to either scholars and the construction professions." The Fourth (2009) version is now to be had, incorporating many references to present common codes, learn, brands, and different authoritative info on the net, to extend content material additional if wanted.

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TIMBERS JOINERY TIMBERS The traditional uses of timber joinery have undergone major changes in the last 50 years. Timber-framed panelling, doors, cupboards and fittings now frequently incorporate plywood, veneers and coreboards of various types. There is still a call for quality joinery in good class work, and some elements such as moulded timber handrails to stairs are not surpassed by substitute materials. For good joinery work the timbers usually need to be of a closegrained species which do not readily split, can be brought to a fine, smooth finish and take stain, polish or other clear coatings.

Preservative treated timber 16. Timber - Future supply-’93 17. Cypress 18. au Websites for above organisations should be referred to for up to date information and printed matter available. Timber Manual Timber Living Concepts Timber Frames Pole House Construction Protecting buildings from subterranean termites Manuals 1. 2. 3 Multi residential Timber Framed construction NSW Timber Framing Manual 30 ORGANICALLY BASED BUILDING BOARDS building boards Introduction Much experimentation has gone on since 1900 in attempts to utilise some previously wasted timber and agricultural by-products.

It is therefore necessary for local usage of timbers to be studied in order to become familiar with the common names used and the related characteristics. TREATED PINE Pine logs and scantlings from plantation forests, treated to preserve against decay and termites are becoming increasingly used in structural and landscaping work. The preservative used is a copper compound impregnated into the timber under pressure. This gives these products a distinctive green hue, and also makes them dangerous if burnt, as they then give off poisonous fumes.

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