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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

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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

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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

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An essential guide to sustainable building, decorating materials and techniques. Features thirty case studies from around the world.

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Compact Houses shows how to make the most of less space, with a focus on maximizing storage space, planning for multi-use areas, and using every element of the house to its fullest (including decks, porches, bathrooms, attics, and basements). Its 50 creative floor plans show suggested room layouts, the artist renderings bring... read more

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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

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The traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking. The authors of this elegant volume, Peggy Landers Rao and Len Brackett, show how a classic Japanese- style house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homeowners require. Len Brackett,... read more

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From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is gaining momentum but with new products being introduced routinely, it is hard for architects or designers to know what is best for their projects. A companion to Understanding Green Building Guidelines (ISBN 9780393732634), this primer s... read more

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Author:Fine Homebuilding
Series:For Pros By Pros

This is an essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs, with a fresh design and new content. It guides the reader through the entire process, sharing insider secrets that only the pros know. This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and new content. Written by respected bui... read more

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At last, those seeking basic information on how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.

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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

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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pu... read more

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This brilliant book combines the wisdom of a great reference tool with the wonder of an inspiration guidebook. Basics in foundations, framing, wall systems, and roofs are explored through the shared experiences of teachers, students, and seekers who came

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"Go green" with cleaner, more energy-efficient homes. Armed with this timely resource, you can improve the quality of air, water, heating, lighting, and ventilation of your home by making energy-efficient, environmentally-sound choices. "Greening Your Home" covers the latest green building options and shows how to select the ... read more

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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

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Old House Eco Handbook is a companion volume to the authors' highly successful Old House Handbook, published in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). It seeks to answer the questions homeowners and others are asking about how to make old houses - medieval and timberframed, Georgian, Vict... read more

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Unique in scale and design, the book features more than 60 buildings including the One World Trade Centre, Burj Dubai, Shanghai World Financial Centre, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building and the Phare Tower. New buildings include the London Bridge Tower (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerc... read more

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Sarah Beeny's practical good sense and expert eye, combined with her natural warmth and energy, are familiar to fans of her hugely popular TV programmes. Her down-to-earth attitude and expert knowledge, gained at the coalface of house renovation, inform her approach to DIY and, in 100 DIY Jobs, she shows exactly how to tackle... read more

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Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated , Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds met... read more

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