|Author:||Pamela Bell & Mark Southcombe|
Until recently New Zealanders thought of prefabs as drab, cheap, temporary, poorly designed school classrooms. Prefab houses tended to be thought of as cheap, small, relocatable, standard homes. However, today's prefab home is design rich, high-quality and readily customised to individual sites and needs. It is likely to be s... read more
In the five years since the release of the international publishing success Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown considerably and many more - and more intriguingly innovative - treehouses have been built around the world, from North America to Asia and many points in-between. As world-changin... read more
|Author:||Gunter Mader & Elke Zimmerman|
Everything you always wanted to know about walls. If you're interested in beautiful walls that make a difference in a landscape - a wall that really is an artful statement in and of itself, then this is the book for you.
Fundamental elements of garden and landscape architecture, walls define borders, create sp... read more
This guide contains practical guidelines for good timber-framed house building, with hundreds of diagrams, easy to follow tables for quick reference and bullet points for easy reading. Informative illustrations show how all the elements fit together. This publication includes all the new NZS 3604 and E2/AS1 changes. It is a c... read more
There is an enormous pleasure in having a place where you can get away from it all, a small intimate space where you can live out your fantasies or simply indulge a passion. This could be a boat moored on an urban waterway or a wilderness shack miles from anywhere, lost among nature. The book is divided into two main sections... read more
An essential guide to sustainable building, decorating materials and techniques. Features thirty case studies from around the world.
More and more people are discovering the benefits of building with earth. With improved techniques we need no longer fear buildings crumbling away in rain or earthquakes. These are buildings that will last many lifetimes, that provide an even temperature in summer and winter, and excellent soundproofing. Passion for Earth r... read more
|Author:||George M. Woodwell|
Is it possible for a group of the world's most respected environmental scientists to truly practice what they preach? Can their expertise in climate change help them in transforming an old house and its nine acres into their new office building and campus - a building that is as energy efficient as possible, uses local materi... read more
|Author:||E. Ashley Rooney et al|
Building a green home or redesigning an existing home to be green is more than energy efficiency and preservation of natural resources. It is about integrating cost-effective design and materials to better the well being of inhabitants.
|Author:||Edmund C. Snodgrass & Linda McIntyre|
At last, those seeking basic information on how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.
Energy bills have skyrocketed in North America, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint. Completely revised and upda... read more
New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK's favourite design guru. In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding ... read more
This book is a treasure trove of guidance and wisdom, advice based on years of practical and personal experience. It is a comprehensive guide to building your own wood-fired oven. It offers a brief history of wood-fired ovens, basic design considerations, and a guide to starting your wood fired oven project. Appendices cover ... read more
|Author:||Creative Publishing International|
|Series:||Black & Decker|
The most detailed, most current and most complete deck-building book on the market. It reflects the latest changes in building codes and it features deck-building materials that are popular today. The additional two signatures (32 pages) contain all new deck plans with complete plan drawings, and the DVD will show real time c... read more
Sustainable architecture is gaining in popularity as people develop an ever-greater commitment to preserving the Earth s resources. This practical new guide contains an illustrated reference section covering all aspects of sustainable building and decoration, from insulation to solar panels and from light bulbs to kitchen cou... read more
Cars are frequently an expression of their owners' personalities and the wealth of examples included here along with their owners' stories are testament to the importance many of us attach to safeguarding this personal space while making it our public face. MY COOL CLASSIC CAR features approximately 42 vehicles from around th... read more
This comprehensive reference provides practical guidance for any homeowner who wants to create a more attractive yard.
Written by landscaping experts, it provides time-tested, easy-to-follow instructions for designing and shaping an effective landscape plan. Whether renovating an existing landscape or completely starti... read more
Drawing on the experience of more than fifty major adobe projects since 1993, Adobe Homes for all Climates shows readers how to construct adobe homes more easily and safely, and with superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal, as compared to earthen homes of the past.
This book is included in this authoritative guide to masonry are 850 step-by-step photos and 35 detailed illustrations. The author Codie Macfie will give readers the feeling of having a stonesman "friend" at their side, ready to share the secrets of his trade. Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic... read more
Escape into these spectacular color photographs of more than 50 of the world's most beautiful lighthouses. They hail from North American shores such as the Outer Banks, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the California and Oregon coasts, as well as throughout the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the South Pacific, Asian waters, and the C... read more