The Loft Conversion Manual

The Step-By-Step Guide to Designing, Building and Managing a Loft Project

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785210891

Category: Lofts

Page: 224

View: 9522

Loft conversions are a great way to add valuable living space to your home and significantly boost your property's value.

The Home Extension Manual

The Step-By-Step Guide to Planning, Building and Managing a Project

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785211706


Page: 248

View: 8947

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Room Additions

Designing & Building *Garage Conversions *Attic Add-ons *Bath & Kitchen Expansions *Bump-out Additio

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610598091

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 2698

DIVBuilding a major addition to your house can take over your life or drain your bank account if you aren’t fully prepared with top-notch information. The Complete Guide to Room Additions is both an insurance policy for dealing with contractors and a planning guide that arms homeowners with vital information about the remodeling process. But it also is much more than that: it’s a hardworking how-to manual filled with hundreds of photos that show you the hammer-and-nail details that go into these major projects. From garage conversions to kitchen bump-pout expansions, dormer additions and more, this book will be an indispensable tool for any project that adds new square footage to your home’s footprint./div

Roof Construction and Loft Conversion

Author: C. N. Mindham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405173262

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6183

This book provides practical guidance on the design and construction of timber roofs, featuring numerous detail drawings. It includes information on loft to attic room conversion. The new edition has been updated to cover the latest changes to the British Regulations and extended coverage of roof attic construction.

Self-Build Manual

How to plan, manage and build the home of your dreams

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338037

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 9381

Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing precisely this. But how exactly do you go about it? How much of the building work should you do yourself? This manual explains the entire process in plain English, backed up with hundreds of color photos showing real self-build projects taking shape. Each chapter is devoted to a key stage of the build from the foundations right through to snagging and completion. Whether you tackle some of the works yourself, or employ architects and contractors, this step-by-step guide will show you how to stay firmly in control, get to grips with the latest planning and building regulations, and complete your project on time and within budget.

Loft Conversion Handbook

Author: Construction Products Association

Publisher: Riba Publishing

ISBN: 9781859467190


Page: 176

View: 1240

This book is an easy-to-use handbook, providing architects and builders with up-to-date guidance on managing loft conversions and ensuring they achieve compliance with the Building Regulations. It brings together solutions offered in the Approved Documents and third tier guidance, such as industry literature, in one concise and fully illustrated guide. Starting with chapters on the existing structure, the guide is then divided into chapters on the main considerations for a loft conversion, covering topics such as fire safety, windows and doors, and insulation. This is an essential read for anyone looking for a guide which simplifies the building regulations process and offers solutions, where applicable, to achieve minimum, good practice and advanced construction standards.

Loft Conversion Project Guide

Author: Corporate Products Association

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859463574

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 6399

A guide to loft conversions that provides building control officers, builders and DIY enthusiasts with guidance on achieving compliance with the Building Regulations. Starting with chapters on the existing structure and proposed structure, it is divided into chapters on the main considerations for a loft conversion. The Loft Conversion Project Guide is an easy-to-use guide to loft conversions and provides building control, builders and DIY enthusiasts with up-to-date and reliable guidance on achieving compliance with the Building Regulations. The need for industry to develop a project guide for loft conversions was identified in the Future of Building Control Implementation Plan, published by Communities and Local Government (CLG) in 2009. As a direct outcome of the Plan, the Construction Products Association has developed this guide, which is supported by the CLG, in collaboration with the National House Building Council, Local Authority Building Control, Energy Saving Trust, Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors and the Federation of Master Builders. It brings together solutions offered in the Approved Documents and third tier guidance, such as industry literature, in one concise and fully illustrated guide. Starting with chapters on the existing structure and proposed structure, the guide is then divided into chapters on the main considerations for a loft conversion, covering topics such as fire safety, windows and doors, and insulation. This is an essential read for anyone looking for a guide which simplifies the building regulations process and offers solutions, where applicable, to achieve minimum, good and best standards for construction.

A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel

Author: Kim Kight

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607056188

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2654

If you have ever dreamed of showing your designs on fabric, textile aficionado Kim Kight, of popular blog True Up, is here to teach you how. Comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward, this impressive volume features two main parts. First, the Design and Color section explains the basics with step-by-step tutorials on creating repeating patterns both by hand and on the computer. Next, the Printing section guides you through transferring those designs on fabric-whether it's block printing, screen printing, digital printing or licensing to a fabric company-and how to determine the best method for you.

Making Things Right

The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life

Author: Ole Thorstensen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704784

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 1856

A celebration of craftsmanship, teamwork, and the relationship between contractor and client. "An enriching and poetic tribute to manual labour."—Karl Ove Knausgaard Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole’s eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole’s narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself. Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape.

Building a Garage

A Complete Guide

Author: Laurie Williamson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977855

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 3600

Building a Garage is a practical, step-by-step guide which covers all aspects of the build from the planning and design stage through to construction and completion. Whether you would like to build a garage yourself or employ a builder, whether you want to construct a double or a single garage, whether you wish to build with bricks or wood, and whether you require a garage just to house your car or also to provide storage and workshop facilities, this is the book for you. Covers the various types of garage that can be constructed including those made from bricks and blocks, pre-cast concrete slabs, and softwood and hardwood timber, examines planning permission, building regulations, obtaining quotations, finding a builder, hiring plant and equipment, risk assessment, safety, insurance, how to obtain professional advice, site preparation and waste disposal. The author pays particular attention to building the foundations and constructing a solid base which are essential for all types of garages, and discusses all other aspects of construction, including the damp course, drainage, ventilation, the walls, lintels, joists, the door and window frames, all the different kinds of roofs and the installation of garage doors, including those operated by remote control. Separate chapters consider oak-frame garages, inspection pits and different types of driveway. Superbly illustrated with 180 colour photographs and diagrams and with a helpful list of key points at each chapter end.

The Home Insulation Manual

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9780857332752

Category: Dwellings

Page: 140

View: 8385

The first step for every home is insulation, and, for many, the DIY route can be the best option. But every home is different, and this manual can help you identify the best options for you, enabling you to spend money where it's most effective and prevent the wrong kind of improvements.

Complete Loft Conversion Book

Planning, Managing and Completing Your Conversion

Author: Julian Owen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975801

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 9417

Loft conversions are one of the most popular types of home alteration and, as this book shows, they can be an enormously useful and stylish addition to a house. If you have not been involved in a building project before, The Complete Loft Conversion Book guides you through the entire process with chapters arranged so that they follow the sequence of events in a real project.Shows how to identify whether your roof space is suitable for conversion and how designers work out ways to make the best use of available space.Using three-dimensional sketches and colour photographs of actual projects, the author illustrates the options for fitting in a staircase and indicates how to estimate the headroom that will be available. Considers the requirements of the local authority planners and building control officers, and provides tips on how to make applications and approvals run smoothly. Presents highly detailed drawings and photographs showing the conversion process. Provides advice on how to avoid cowboy builders and track down the ideal company, how to draw up a fair contract and how to deal with the legal issues that may arise. Supplies checklists and specifications to help monitor progress and ensure that the work is completed to a good standard. A practical, informative book which guides the reader through the entire building project following the sequence of events for a real project. Brimming with useful advice, it contains information not found in other publications. Aimed at all those considering having a loft conversion, those who have made the decision to convert but are still carrying out research and those just about to have work started. Superbly illustrated with 303 colour photographs and highly detailed drawings. Julian Owen MBE is a chartered architect with over twenty years' experience.

Project Management, Planning and Control

Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards

Author: Albert Lester

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 008102021X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

View: 3319

Project Management, Planning and Control, Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards, Seventh Editions an established and widely recommended project management handbook. Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this seventh edition includes new advice on information management, including big data, communication, dispute resolution, project governance, and BIM. Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, the book is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help users test their understanding. Includes new sections on data collection and use, including big data Contains major updates to sections on governance, adjudication, BIM, and agile project management Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’ Provides project management questions and answers compiled by a former APM exam assessor

Home Extensions

Author: Paul Hymers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847733337

Category: Buildings

Page: 176

View: 2196

Written as a result of the discovery that the problems encountered and mistakes made in building extensions are largely due to a lack of information available to the general public and to many builders, the author, a professional engineer, has written this highly informative, easy-access book. Home Extensions provides clear and concise advice on how to plan and supervise the building of a home extension, loft conversion or conservatory, including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors -right through to the final coat of paint.

Architect Your Home

Author: Hugo Tugman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843404743

Category: Architect-designed houses

Page: 279

View: 9797

Given the dead costs involved in moving house, more and more people are choosing to make alterations to their existing homes rather than seek pastures new. By choosing to work with an architect, many people are aware they will have access to effective quality design, expert advice and professional resources. But how do you start this process? When you’re already worried about your budget, does it make sense to consider the expense of employing an architect on your home? Whether you’re looking to simply rearrange your existing rooms or have ambitions towards a kitchen or loft conversion, Architect Your Home has every piece of information that you need to run a successful project. Designing Forwards illuminates the possibilities that design can offer and explores, step-by-step, the decision-making criteria that make great home design. Understanding the process of working with building trade is often half the battle – not to mention getting to grips with the full range of legal issues, planning permissions and building regulations involved. Getting The Builders In takes you systematically through all the stages involved, whatever scale of project you are considering. Finally, The Information provides a comprehensive illustrated directory of building and interior materials and products. Packed with photographs and case studies, plans and illustrations, this is a complete and practical guide to achieving your dream home.

Garage Conversions

Planning, Managing and Completing Your Conversion

Author: Laurie Williamson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861268747

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 4625

The majority of home-owners, especially those with young families, find that living space in their properties is at a premium. For many, converting a garage that has been used as little more than a disorganized storage room into an additional living area offers great opportunities. The extra room could be in the form of a granny annex, an extra bedroom, a dining room, an extended kitchen, a children's play room, or a games room.

Finishing Basements and Attics

Ideas and Projects for Expanding Your Living Space

Author: N.A

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9780865735835

Category: House & Home

Page: 159

View: 2928

This book shows homeowners how to convert unfinished space in a basement or attic into comfortable, safe living areas. Contains more than 300 photos and illustrations and features step-by-step projects.

By Design

Urban Design in the Planning System : Towards Better Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729378

Category: City planning

Page: 99

View: 6465

""We hope this guide will prompt both experts and relative newcomers to the field to think more deeply and carefully about the many complex issues that urban design is concerened with and to translate those thoughts into exciting and creative responses to design challenges. We believe that if it succeeds it will help to improve the quality of people's lives."" -Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Housing and Planing and Stuart Lipton, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment This guide has been published to promote higher standards in urban design and provide sound, practical advice to help implement the Government's commitment to good design, as set out in Planning Policy Guidance Note 1 General Policy and Principles. It encourages those who influence and shape development decisions to think more deeply and sensitively about the living environments being created. The three central messages of the guide are: Good design is important everywhere, not least in helping to bring rundown, neglected places back to life. While the planning system has a key role to play in delivering better design, the creation of successful places depends on the skills of designers and the vision and commitment of those who employ them. No two places are identical and there is no such thing as a blueprint for good design. Good design always arises from a thorough and caring understanding of place and context. The guide is relevant to all aspects of the built environment, including the design of buildings and spaces, landscapes and transport systems. It has implications for planning and development at every scale: in villages as well as cities and for a street and its neighbourhood as well as regional planning strategies.

Home Extensions

Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension

Author: Laurie Williamson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847971593

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 1964

Adding an extension to a house is one of the most popular forms of home-improvement, and this comprehensive book will assist anybody planning such a project, whether they plan to build it themselves or to employ contractors. It presents a step-by-step guide and covers all the points of 'good building practice' that must be observed during construction to ensure that the quality of the building work meets a high standard. From the initial plans and planning applications, through to finding contractors and building materials, managing the different stages, and completing the work and tying up any loose ends, this book provides invaluable guidance and helps the reader to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unprepared and unsuspecting.

How to Run the Country Manual

Author: James Meadway,Kevin Albertson,Ian Rock,Chris Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857338006

Category: Political planning

Page: 192

View: 5812

Managing Britain is a complex operation - one that dramatically affects all of our lives as citizens. Now Haynes have put together a team of experts to write a 'workshop manual' that explains in plain English how the system works - a 'nuts and bolts' layperson's guide to all the big questions that concern people - which politicians rarely give straight answers to.