Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting, this book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations prior to plastering and second-fixing operations after plastering. Each chapter covers the subject in great detail with step-by-step illustrations and text.
Now in full colour, this edition has been updated throughout to take recent changes to the Building Regulations into account. The book is fully up to date with current industry best practice and technological developments, and a new chapter has been incorporated to address Sharpening Traditional Saws.
The breadth of coverage and easily accessible 'how-to' approach makes this text an ideal resource for the 2000 apprentices per year taking NVQs and 1500 following Construction Awards within the Wood Occupations (City & Guilds / Construction skills). The technical detail and practical focus ensures that this book will be a vital purchase for these students, and an essential reference for any experienced carpenter or joiner.
- New edition updated with current UK Building Regulations and developments in the trade.
- Step-by-step approach provides a complete overview of the specifics of first and second fixing carpentry
- In-depth, practical and accessible approach - ideal for new apprentices and experienced professionals alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Reading Construction Drawings
Chapter 2 Tools Required: their Care and Proper Use
Chapter 3 Carpentry Fixing-Devices
Chapter 4 Making a Carpenter's Tool Box
Chapter 5 Making Builder's Plant for Site Use
Chapter 6 Fixing Door Frames, Linings and Doorsets
Chapter 7 Fixing Wooden and uPVC Windows
Chapter 8 Fixing Floor Joists and Flooring
Chapter 9 Fixing Interior and Exterior Timber Grounds
Chapter 10 Fixing Stairs and Balustrades
Chapter 11 Stair Regulations Guide to Design and Construction
Chapter 12 Constructing Traditional and Modern Roofs
Chapter 13 Erecting Timber Stud Partitions
Chapter 14 Geometry for Arch Shapes
Chapter 15 Making and Fixing Arch Centres
Chapter 16 Fixing Architraves, Skirting, Dado and Picture Rails
Chapter 17 Fitting and Hanging Doors
Chapter 18 Fitting Locks, Latches and Door Furniture
Chapter 19 Fixing Pipe Casings and Framed Ducts
Chapter 20 Designing and Installing a Fitted Kitchen
Chapter 21 Site Levelling and Setting Out
Chapter 22 Sharpening Traditional Saws
Appendix: Glossary of Terms