If you’ve ever had a question about different types of material that may be installed in homes – or the dimensions required by Code in most installations – you’ll find the answers quickly and easily in this 632 page illustrated encyclopedia.
This enlarged, updated, and expanded third edition of the classic reference on home systems and materials includes the latest Code information, new full-color drawings, and a completely new section on making your home green. The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is an established standard reference for builders, contractors, and architects. The 1,600 full-color drawings provide a clear look at every aspect of home construction and systems, enabling the reader to visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or problem. All the information is presented in straightforward language anyone can understand.
There are charts, dimensions, and illustrations on design, site and climate, masonry, foundations, wood, framing, sheathing, siding, roofing, windows and doors, plumbing, wiring, the thermal envelope, floors, walls and ceilings, storage, heating, cooling, passive solar, lighting, sound, fasteners, decks, sustainable building, measuring and finance.
This is probably one of the most complete references to home construction in existence today.