Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry
By Les Goring
Routledge – 2010 – 280 pages
Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting, this book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations prior to plastering and second-fixing operations after plastering. Each chapter covers the subject in great detail with step-by-step illustrations and text.
Now in full colour, this edition has been updated throughout to take recent changes to the Building Regulations into account. The book is fully up to date with current industry best practice and technological developments, and a new chapter has been incorporated to address Sharpening Traditional Saws.
The breadth of coverage and easily accessible ‘how-to’ approach makes this text an ideal resource for the 2000 apprentices per year taking NVQs and 1500 following Construction Awards within the Wood Occupations (City & Guilds / Construction skills). The technical detail and practical focus ensures that this book will be a vital purchase for these students, and an essential reference for any experienced carpenter or joiner.
Abbreviations; Technical data; Reading construction drawings; Tools required; Carpentry Fixing-Devices; Making a tool box; Making builder’s plant; Fixing door frames; Fixing windows; Fixing floor joists and flooring; Fixing timber grounds; Fixing stairs; Stair regulations; Constructing roofs; Erecting partitions; Geometry for arch shapes; Making and fixing arch centres; Fixing rails; Fitting doors; Fitting locks; Fixing pipe castings; Fitting kitchen units; Site levelling and setting out; Glossary of terms.