The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick, and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines’ usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons, it is an essential classroom text.
Thoroughly researched, it now has over 660 clear and technically accurate drawings covering each stage of construction. It covers the four conventional house building systems used in Australia – brick veneer, weatherboard, cavity brick, and concrete block. The graphical interpretation and step-by-step description are intended for easy comprehension by the apprentice or cadet. It is intended as a general guide to common on-site building methods.