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Stone House Construction

Author : Sarah Gunn
ISBN : 9780643106864
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Stone House Construction is a comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating, including property owners, architects and builders. It has a strong theme of historic stone buildings, as traditional forms of building respond to the need for structural integrity and stability over time against weathering. The book covers aspects of building in locally sourced stone, from quarrying on-site to building arches over openings for upper storey walls, and is a source book of examples and methods to help the reader to carry on a tradition of building in local stone. Stone buildings inspire people because they transfer a natural beauty to a human achievement. The book shows many examples of Australian stonework that have not been given exposure in previous architectural references. It promotes Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) through the continuation of a stonework tradition in Australia.

Stone House

Author : Tomm Stanley
ISBN : 0473148218
Genre : House & Home
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Have you ever dreamed of building or at least living in a beautiful stone house? For more than five years Stonefield Publishing’s Stone House: A Guide to Self-Building with Slipforms has been the prime source for information on a unique method of stone masonry that affords everyone, regardless of their level of building experience, the opportunity to create walls and even homes of stone. “The technique has been around for a long time,” says author Tomm Stanley, “but it’s not that well known. Add to that the mystique that surrounds the traditional craft of stonemasonry and there’s no wonder that stone houses are not all that common, even in areas where stone is abundant”. The book has now been revised and is being re-released with two new chapters, digital enhancement to the original images and new photographs. Stonefield Publishing’s Marketing Manager Brad Andersen notes, “We’ve received a lot of great feedback from readers over the years but one consistent issue was the image quality. We took those comments to heart and with technology that wasn’t available to us back in 2003 have just brought the photos to life”. Tomm says that writing the new chapters and preparing the revised edition for print allowed him to finally complete his original vision of the book. “One of the new chapters, called Reflections, could only have been written after the passage of time. It’s about looking back and thinking about what could have been done differently, what worked very well and also speculating on potential targets for future alteration. It really finished the story for me and makes it more complete for readers.” Stone House focuses on the story of Tomm Stanley’s own experience of building his house with the slipform method. This book is certainly not your average “how-to” offering; it is more like a tapestry of information and entertainment interwoven with technical advice, diagrams and pictures, tales of the owner builder experience and as the title implies, plenty of guidance on how to build your own stone house using the slipform method of construction. It makes great reading for those that are on the way to becoming self-builders as well as the rest of us that dream of such adventures.

Stone Houses

Author : Steve Parsons
ISBN : UOM:39015007578977
Genre : Architecture
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Building With Stone

Author : Charles McRaven
ISBN : 0690018797
Genre : Building, Stone
File Size : 24. 44 MB
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Learn the art and craft of creating stone structures with McRaven's building instructions and his underlying philosophy that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over.

Building A Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House

Author : Chris Proulx
ISBN : 159526020X
Genre : Self-Help
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Build Your Own Stone House

Author : Karl Schwenke
ISBN : 0882666398
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81. 69 MB
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Provides step-by-step instructions for building a stone house, including information on tools and materials needed, and guidelines for site selection

Living Homes

Author : Thomas J. Elpel
ISBN : 9781892784322
Genre : Architecture
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The house of your Dreams does not have to be expensive. The key is all in the planning. How much a house costs, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how energy-efficient it is--all these things occur on paper before you pick up even one tool. A little extra time in the planning process can save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction and maintenance. That is time well spent! Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy and resource efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of construction for slipform stone masonry, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with strawbales, making your own terra tile floors, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, concrete-fly ash countertops, painting and more. Living Homes was completely re-organized and revised for the new sixth edition, based on five additional years of building experience with low-cost, high efficiency construction methods. Get the latest ideas on how to build a high-performance house that will stand the test of time! The sixth edition includes fifteen pages of new material covering the latest stone masonry tips, plus revised and expanded tips and techniques throughout the book.

Stone Houses

Author : Margaret Bye Richie
ISBN : IND:30000101890832
Genre : Architecture
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A presentation of a unique and beloved architectural style from one of the nation's most historically significant regions highlights a variety of beautiful structures, including the oldest building in the country that has been continuously in use, complete with full-color photography. 15,000 first printing.

Building Stone Walls

Author : John Vivian
ISBN : 9781612123721
Genre : House & Home
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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

Building In Egypt

Author : Dieter Arnold
ISBN : 0195113748
Genre : Architecture
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This book traces methods of Egyptian stone construction during the pharaonic period, from the construction of the step pyramids at Saqqara to the obelisks of Tuthmosis III to the temples of Rameses II at Thebes. Dr. Arnold covers all aspects of building, including planning, measuring, quarrying and production, transporting heavy monuments, building, digging shafts, repairing damages, and securing tombs. Richly illustrated with photos and field drawings by the author, ancient representations of building activities, and illustrations of tools and objects in museum collections, this book offers a frank appraisal of current knowledge of the process of Egyptian stone construction.

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