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Understanding Housing Defects, Paperback / softback Book


Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in domestic buildings. For this new edition, many of the chapters have been substantially updated and new photographs have been added.

There are four new chapters covering:How defects are definedAn overview of building and architectural historyExternal joinery and painted finishesEnvironmental and health- related building problemsMany of the 21 chapters cover a specific building element and include a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice.

All of the chapters consider the identification, cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects.

This book is a must have for all those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of housing defects.

Building surveyors, general practice surveyors, architects, estate agents, housing officers and anyone involved in the management and maintenance of property as well as its construction will benefit hugely from this highly informative full-colour text.

Written by the authors of The Construction of Houses, the book is also the natural companion to this bestselling textbook.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 550 pages, 945 Halftones, color; 20 Tables, black and white; 255 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Surveying
  • ISBN: 9780080971124

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