House Building eManual

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 eManual has been 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 and has been updated to reflect recent revisions to the Building Regulations, Building Control Regulations, Construction Products Regulation, European & Irish Standards, and construction industry guidance including changes and updates to Technical Guidance Documents A – M and in particular Part D Materials & Workmanship, Part B Fire Safety and Part L Conservation of Fuel & Energy and Mechanical & Electrical Services.

The eManual has more than 1,000 drawings and charts and colour photographs that detail the construction of a house, including:

  • Site Investigation
  • Ground and Foundations
  • Ground Floor Slab
  • DPC and DPM
  • First Floor and Stairs
  • Roof Construction
  • Second Fix Work
  • Radon
  • Ventilation and Condensation
  • Efflorescence
  • Timber Frame Construction
  • Sound Insulation
  • Drainage
  • Fire
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Access for People with Disabilities