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Description - Understanding Housing Defects by Duncan Marshall

Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in domestic buildings.

For this new edition, many of the chapters have been substantially updated and new photographs have been added. There are four new chapters covering:

  • How defects are defined
  • An overview of building and architectural history
  • External joinery and painted finishes
  • Environmental and health- related building problems

Many of the 21 chapters cover a specific building element and include a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice. All of the chapters consider the identification, cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects. This book is a must have for all those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of housing defects.

Building surveyors, general practice surveyors, architects, estate agents, housing officers and anyone involved in the management and maintenance of property as well as its construction will benefit hugely from this highly informative full-colour text. Written by the authors of The Construction of Houses, the book is also the natural companion to this bestselling textbook.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780080971124
ISBN-10: 0080971121
Format: Paperback / softback
(297mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: Estates Gazette Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Duncan Marshall

Duncan Marshall, BSc, MCIOB, MIMBM was a Chartered Builder and Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK. Derek Worthing, BSc, MPhil, MRICS is a Chartered Building Surveyor and was formerly a Principal Lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK. He now works as a consultant and a Visiting Lecturer. He is also a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University in Sweden. Roger Heath, FRICS, FFB is a Chartered Building Surveyor and was formerly a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK. He now works as a Visiting Lecturer. Nigel Dann, BSc, MSc, MIOC, ICIOB was a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK, and now works as a consultant and Visiting Lecturer in the UK, France and Belgium (KU Leuven).

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