This is the eighteenth edition of the original book and is the first volume of two books. This book is not only a thoroughly informative guide for the architect and builder, it is also for all who are involved with buildings and their constructional techniques. There are 120 pages of drawings most of which were made for this edition. It will serve also as a historical record and will be useful for those involved in renovation of older buildings. There are 11 chapters – covering Joinery; Metals and Metalwork; Sanitation, Cold Water Supply and Drainage, Hot Water Supply: Heating and Ventilation; Electrical Services; Other Services; Floor Finishes; Wall and Ceiling Finishes; Insulation; Painting and Decorative Finishes and Glass products and Glazing. The book has an appendix with useful information and an index.
Hardback with dust jacket showing wear and tear – inscription by previous owner inside front cover – otherwise the book is in good condition