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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This third edition of Understanding Housing Defects provides a coherent and
comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of
defects in housing.
Each of the 18 chapters covers a specific building element and includes a
brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of
current practice. Each chapter then goes on to look at the identification,
cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects.
The text has been revised and extended with new sections on boundary walls,
chimneys and basements. The existing Services chapter has been replaced with
three new, more substantial chapters on Heating & Plumbing, Electrical
Installations and Drainage.
* This new edition, extensively revised, and containing over 1,000 new colour
graphics and photographs makes it ideal for both students and practitioners
* Explains the nature and cause of hundreds of defects found in new and old
* Includes a summary of construction practice and common site errors