The fourth edition of The Penguin Dictionary of Building has proved its claim to be the most popular and unique work of reference of its kind, being comprehensive, up-to-date and inexpensive. Illustrated throughout with clear, explanatory line drawings, it offers:
Clear definitions of terms used by architects, builders, DIY centres, planners and surveyors in the construction, use and care of all types of building
Entries ranging from foundations and footings to the fixing of roof tiles and other trades
Methods and materials used by bricklayers, carpenters, glazers, plumbers, tilers
Regulations (including those arising from European unity) on fire, health and safety, insulation and noise
Practical and indispensable, The Penguin Dictionary of Building will be invaluable to professional builders as well as DIY enthusiasts and home decorators.