Everyone should have this reference book! - Why?:

If you have ever wanted to improve your home, build an office or extension to your home, landscape your garden, build a braai or plan a games area but don’t know where to start, then this book is for you.   It will provide you with many ideas and products available in the building industry and will save you time and money.  Today there is such a variety of D.I.Y. books and magazines available to you that you could not hope to digest all the information.

For any construction project to be successful you need ideas and information, you need the right products, you need to know the correct techniques, and at the same time, you must abide by the local building regulations. 

This publication is valuable for the following reasons:

   • A quick reference to building products
   • A compendium of ideas
   • A manual of building techniques
   • Written by a South African for South Africans
   • Applicable for all those interested in building
   • A promoter of building standards in South Africa

Who would greatly benefit from this book:

   • Apprentices
   • Architects
   • Artisans
   • Builders
   • Carpenters
   • Civil Engineers
   • Contractors
   • D.I.Y. Enthusiasts
   • Electricians
   • Estate agents
   • Fencers
   • General Contractors
   • Glaziers
   • Insulation installers
   • Interior Decorators
   • Land Surveyor
   • Landscape Architects
   • Masons (Brick, Block, Stone)
   • Painters
   • Plasterers
   • Plumbers
   • Project Managers
   • Quantity Surveyors
   • Structural Engineers
   • Students
   • Tilers (Roof, Floor & Bathroom)
   • Town Planners
   • Valuers/Appraisers

Here are just a few excerpts from over 4000 illustrations
in this book ...
DRAWING AND PLANNING: National building regulations, Design standards, Drawings, Perspectives, Legends, Symbols, Metric system, Conversions, Areas and Volumes, Formulae, Periods in Architectural history, Anthropometrics, Planning Charts, Solar Charts, Arches, Columns, Room sizes, Fireplaces, Stairways...    MATERIALS & COMPONENTS: Doors, Windows, Wood products, Timber and Pole Sizes, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Nails, Toilets, Handbasins, Vanities, Baths, Showers, Water Taps, Hot water systems, Joints, Mouldings, Glass & Glazing, Cupboard units...         BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: Concrete, mortar and plaster mixes, Construction programme, Foundation soils, Foundations, Clay & Concrete Bricks, Walls, Roof structures & Covering, Waterproofing, Plaster textures, Test holes, Drainage systems, Pipes, Gables ...        STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING:  Expanded metals, Handrails, Stairways, Truss Shapes, Thermal Insulations,  Structural Steel Sections, Hollow Steel Sections, Solid Round, Square and Rectangular Sections, Hot and Cold Rolled...      SITE WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS:   Driveways, Paving, Parking, Boundary Walls, Fencing, Security Gates, Garden Irrigation, Fountains, Trees, Shrubs, Garden Shelters, Flag Poles, Caravan Parks, Bore Holes, Barbeques, Swimming Pools, Stables ...    SPORTS AND GAMES:  (Indoor and Outdoor) - Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Billiards, Darts, Squash Courts, Table tennis, Padder and Tennis Courts, Shooting Range, Netball, Trampoline, Jukskei, Rugby, Croquet, Volleyball, Hockey, etc. ...
Topics covered in this book ...
What is unique about this book:

   • Over 4000 illustrations on products and building techniques.
   • Applies to South African products and building techniques.
   • Promotes standards and building regulations in South Africa.
   • Book is suited for both professionals and amateurs alike.
   • A comprehensive 13-page index to find what you are looking for.
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