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Fig 1.24 Layout of a byre dwelling
Fig 1.28 The east coast cottage was more developed than the western cottage, with more rooms and furniture
Fig 2.22 A nodal settlement is a cluster of homes that usually occurs at the intersection of major routes
Fig 2.24 Linear development or ribbon development is common, but not encouraged today as it places a burden on services
Fig 3.4 A site with natural cover helps to shelter the building
Fig 3.5 The path of the sun in summer and winter
Fig 4.14 Common components of an independent tied system scaffold, including the most common scaffold ties
Fig 5.5 Soil can be loose or compacted, and this will determine whether or not it is a suitably solid base to build on
Fig 5.8 Percolation hole
Fig 6.8 Load distribution of the top brick on a wall
Fig 6.21 Compression structure. The weight of the car is the load placed on the bridge. This load is transferred to the arch.
Fig 7.8 The cement manufacturing process
Fig 7.34 Plywood is made by laying each layer in a different direction
Fig 8.2 Bulb of pressure underneath the foundations: raft foundation and strip foundation. The greatest bulb pressure is shown
Fig 8.22 The effect the presence of a tree can have on a building's foundation
Fig 9.6 Typical location for a sump in a single home. Note that this method uses voids in the blockwork.
Fig 9.17 Suspended timber ground floor.
Fig 10.3 Older building methods used thick walls for stability and to protect against wind and rain
Fig 10.26 Three-step render to an external wall
Fig 11.5 Timber frame panel with external brick leaf
Fig 11.9 Party wall, under construction, at eaves level
Fig 12.4 Elements of a cut roof
Fig 12.6 Joisting for a hip roof, with two alternative bracing methods
Fig 12.9 The trusses are held together by a longitudinal binder and diagonal rafter bracing.
Fig 13.5 Fireplace and surrounds
Fig 13.14 Elements of the chimney stack above the roof
Fig 14.1 The main components of a staircase
Fig 14.3 Half turn stairs
Fig 15.6 Low E glazing allows heat in but prevents it escaping
Fig 15.45 Construction of a door frame
Fig 17.20 Interstitial Condensation
Fig 18.5 Internal circulation requirements for corridors and doors
Fig 18.9 Bathroom layout with open access shower for wheelchair user
Fig 19.25 Hot water system with solar attachment
Fig 19.34 Combined water and heating system
Fig 21.4 Direct and indirect transmission of sound in the home
Fig 21.15 Sound insulation of a first floor room
Fig 22.13 Double light switch
Fig 22.26 An overview of electrical circuits in the home
Fig 23.11 Induced siphonage
Fig 23.31 Septic tank waste disposal
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