This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue.
The book is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams showing materials and building components both individually and in use. Chapters list up-to-date British and European Standards, relevant Building Regulations together with related Building Research Establishment publications and suggested further reading.