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  • Specifications in Detailby Frank W. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    Sir Roger Pratt's "Rules for the Guidance of Architects", written on 7 December 1665, included the following statements which embody succinctly the principles of the specification of building works and indeed of contract administration, and are as true today as they were nearly 350 years ago: To determine anything without due premeditation is rashness.... more...

  • Cements, Limes and Plastersby Edwin Clarence Eckel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.00

    Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of... more...

  • Adams' Building Constructionby Henry Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Henry Adams' Building Construction was first published in 1906. It was reprinted several times and revised in 1912 with the addition of 24 pages on reinforced concrete. Beautifully illustrated with over 2,300 engravings and twelve tinted plates, it is reprinted here, unabridged, for the first time in nearly one hundred years. Adams' work sits comfortably... more...

  • Roof Construction and Repairby E Molloy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Written by a traditional roofer during the Second World War, this reprint of the 1945 edition presents useful step by step guidance on the right techniques for laying and repairing roofs. It highlights the options for repairing damage rather than stripping and relaying the roof. The first four chapters describe the timber construction of roofs covering... more...

  • English Leadworkby Lawrence Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Lawrence Weaver's design reference work appeared in 1909, and is now available from Donhead in this re-printed facsimile edition. It describes and documents many examples of decorative leadwork, which being durable and attractive lends itself in its simplicity to a multitude of forms. Whilst examining in detail the history and workmanship to be found... more...

  • The Art of the Plastererby George Bankart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    George Bankart first wrote The Art of the Plasterer in 1908. It was then re-issued, with amendments, a few years later. Now available from Donhead as a facsimile edition, this impressive, well illustrated volume offers an artistic interpretation of the way plaster was used in response to stylistic changes. Bankart was an architect inspired by the... more...

  • Masonry, Bricklaying and Plasteringby Robert Scott Burn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, a useful coverage of both traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pise, but also examines the developments... more...

  • Geometry of Construction: For Builders, Architects, Engineersby T.B. Nichols; Norman Keep

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.00

    Geometry of Construction  has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing, it provides a series of increasingly complex exercises... more...

  • The Modern Plastererby W Verrall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    In 1999 Donhead re-published William Millar's 'plastering bible', "Plastering Plain and Decorative", in response to the current shortage of material on traditional plastering techniques. The success of this title has now encouraged the re-publication of Verrall's own classic work on plastering. "The Modern Plasterer" combines his two volumes in one... more...

  • Mortars and Cementsby L.J. Vicat; J. Hawkesworth; J. T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.00

    L. J. Vicat's investigations into the nature and use of limes first appeared in this English language edition in 1837 translated by Captain J. T. Smith, with the inclusion of extensive notes on developments in England at that time. Vicat's work is of immense interest and importance as it critically reviews the practices of time, sifting the good ones... more...