Stone House Construction

Author: Sarah Gunn

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643106863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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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 houses

a design & construction handbook

Author: Steve Parsons

Publisher: TAB Books Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 164

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Living Homes

Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction, Building Your High-efficiency Dream Home on a Shoestring Budget

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: HOPS Press

ISBN: 1892784327

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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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 House

A Guide to Self-building with Slipforms

Author: Tomm Stanley

Publisher: Stonefield Pub

ISBN: 9780473148218

Category: House & Home

Page: 214

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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

Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania's Bucks County and Brandywine Valley

Author: Margaret Bye Richie,Gregory D. Huber

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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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.

J.I. Case Agricultural and Construction Equipment, 1956-1994

Author: Tom Stonehouse

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780929355764

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Continues the story of Case from the mid-1950's through the mid-1990's explaining how various equipment came into being and why the focus turned from smaller to larger tractors and later to construction equipment.

Build Your Own Stone House

Using the Easy Slipform Method

Author: Karl Schwenke,Sue Schwenke

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9780882666396

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 164

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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

Restoring Houses of Brick & Stone

Author: Nigel Hutchins,Donna Farron Hutchins

Publisher: [Willowdale, Ont.] : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781550139624

Category: Brick houses

Page: 192

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Revised and updated, this is the definitive guide to all facets of restoring and rehabilitating old stone and brick houses?. (1997)

Stonework

Techniques and Projects

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9780882669762

Category: Gardening

Page: 183

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Includes instructions for creating such projects as retaining walls, entryways, stone bridges, and stone steps, discussing the types of stones and their sources; handling, shaping and cutting stones; and selecting the appropriate stone for a project

Building Stone Walls

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123724

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

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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.

Fairy Houses

How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk

Author: Sally J. Smith

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760354839

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Create the ultimate fairy houses, made with natural materials - just the way real fairies build their homes! Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Revealed in Fairy Houses for the first time are the step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith. From her home on the edge of the Adirondacks, Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind fairy residencies for years. She uses natural artifacts such as butterfly wings for stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, and birch bark for walls. Smith reveals her building secrets in Fairy Houses. Readers begin their fairy house project by flipping through an inspiration gallery, deciding what kind of house they wish to create and considering where in nature they'll put it. From there, readers learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, how to light a fairy house, and how to incorporate stonework into the design. All of Smith's secret tips and techniques are then showcased in a series of step-by-step photos, making fairy house creation easy. The ones featured in Fairy Houses were designed especially for this book and are meant for longer-lasting installations. With this book, fairy houses move beyond "cute" and into beautiful nature-woven works of art. When you're through, you'll find yourself in an enchanted land where a Lord of the Rings-esque mood is magically evoked.

Living Homes

Integrated Design & Construction

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: Hops Press

ISBN: 9781892784186

Category: Architecture

Page: 233

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The house of your dreams does not have to be expensive. 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 slipform stone masonary, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with straw bales, terra tile floors, concrete countertops, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, painting, and much more.

Participating in Nature

Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: Hops Press

ISBN: 9781892784124

Category: Nature

Page: 198

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Participating in Nature teaches you how to stay warm and comfortable without a sleeping bag, how to start a fire by friction, and how to build a reliable shelter from natural materials. Includes the self-reliance skills of fishing by hand, cooking edible plants, felting with wool, and making stone knives, wooden containers, willow baskets, and cordage.

The New Net Zero

Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

Author: Bill Maclay

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358448X

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 576

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The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

A Timber Framer's Workshop

Joinery, Design & Construction of Traditional Timber Frames

Author: Steve Chappell

Publisher: Fox Maple PressInc

ISBN: 9781889269009

Category: House & Home

Page: 253

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This revised edition of A Timber Framer s Workshop has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering specifications for pegged joinery, along with expanded in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. The major portion of A Timber Framer's Workshop was first written back in 1983. Over a period of a number of years several revisions and additions took place, as it was used as the handout workshop manual for Fox Maple Timber Framing Workshops. When this book was first published in 1998, scientific testing results for pegged mortise and tenon joinery simply did not exist. The corollaries that could be made at that time were drawn from testing results for bolted connections. This is common in engineering as the essential physical laws concerning force and motion, primarily Newtonian physics, are symmetrical. However, nothing ever beats a direct test for a specific condition as the results end with an emphatic exclamation point. In the past five or six years testing has at last been carried out for a number of the most common pegged joinery conditions and the results have been published. The impetus for this revision was in large part to update and to include these new testing results so that the readers would be privy to the latest engineering results available for timber frame joinery. Along the way, over 150 new photos and drawings were added and editorial additions were made to clarify specific conditions, or to more fully explain a critical aspect of timber framing. While the essential book is the same, virtually every element is expanded in some way to paint a more vibrant picture of the technical aspects of how to build a traditional timber frame. In addition, there is an expanded element of color and nuance to help the reader more fully understand the magic of timber framing... and that timber framing really is the Jazz of building.The information contained in the book is equally accessible to both the novice looking to build their own timber frame home, and to the professional builder, architect or engineer looking for the latest technical information on this ancient structural building system.

Running a Successful Construction Company

Author: David Gerstel

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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A guide to running a construction company that provides tips and information on creating operating procedures, improving worker skills, using computers, keeping the right forms and paperwork up to date, competitive bidding, and other topics.

Dry Stone Walls

Author: Lawrence Garner

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747806202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 40

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Dry stone walls of Britain range from the stone hedges of south-west England to the mountain walls of North Wales, running for miles over severe country, and often climbing slopes of over 45 degrees. They happen also to be in the areas that attract many tourists, and so it is not surprising that the walls that are an integral part of the landscape should provoke so many questions: 'When were they built?', 'Who built them?', 'How do they stand up without cement?' This book answers these and many other questions. The reasons for building dry stone walls, th story of their development, technical details of the construction, regional styles, and the state of the craft today are all covered.

Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals

Author: John Schaub

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071466493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Strategies for creating real estate wealth by star ting small--and always making the right moves Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible--on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debtfree and earn a steady cash flow for life. Unique in that it focuses on buying houses in good-quality neighborhoods, Schaub's nine-step program includes: Renting to long-term tenants, with financial incentives to pay on time Avoiding the temptation of bigger deals, which invariably include bigger problems A 10-year plan to pay off debt and own houses free and clear