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  Renovate: Villas


The villas book is well illustrated with crystal clear drawings showing typical construction methods for framing, roofing, windows and interior building elements. The workings of double hung sash windows alone are shown in six drawings and two photographs.

Typical building materials and construction methods, including match lining, lath and plaster, pressed metal and moulded timbers are explained.

Common problems are outlined, with options given on the appropriate repair or renovation.

The books come out of a house renovation project launched by BRANZ in 2008. The project looked into the common problems encountered by architects, designers and builders on house renovation projects, and gaps in information.