HomeBond's publications for Home Builders include:
Building a house is a complex and skilled job, involving a great variety of details and materials put together by many different trades to create a finished house.
HomeBond first produced its House Building Manual in 1993 and people involved in the house building industry will be aware of the extent to which it has been consulted. The 7th edition of the House Building Manual has now been published and updated, and goes right through all the building work from foundations to chimney pot.
This manual is an essential reference for those who are designing and/or certifying house construction, for the builder or developer and the foreman and craftsman on site.
This edition has been updated to reflect recent revisions to regulations, guidance and standards including changes to Technical Guidance Document L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy.
The 7th edition manual has over 550 pages, and more than 1000 drawings and charts, and 200 colour photographs that detail the construction of a house, including:
The Timber Frame Manual is intended to be a stand-alone publication which focuses solely on timber frame house construction.
A hard cover book, it comprises 115 pages printed on high quality paper, with photographs and colour illustrations of common details in timber frame construction. It also incorporates a full section on thermal bridging and air infiltration, and reproduces in full the entire set of the Department of the Environment and Local Government’s Acceptable Construction Details for Timber Frame Construction. It covers topics including: