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Stone House Construction

Stone House Construction Author Sarah Gunn
ISBN-10 9780643106864
Release 2012-05-16
Pages 232
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Stone House Construction is a comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating, including property owners, architects and builders. It has a strong theme of historic stone buildings, as traditional forms of building respond to the need for structural integrity and stability over time against weathering. The book covers aspects of building in locally sourced stone, from quarrying on-site to building arches over openings for upper storey walls, and is a source book of examples and methods to help the reader to carry on a tradition of building in local stone. Stone buildings inspire people because they transfer a natural beauty to a human achievement. The book shows many examples of Australian stonework that have not been given exposure in previous architectural references. It promotes Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) through the continuation of a stonework tradition in Australia.

Stone House

Stone House Author Tomm Stanley
ISBN-10 0473148218
Release 2009
Pages 214
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Have you ever dreamed of building or at least living in a beautiful stone house? For more than five years Stonefield Publishing’s Stone House: A Guide to Self-Building with Slipforms has been the prime source for information on a unique method of stone masonry that affords everyone, regardless of their level of building experience, the opportunity to create walls and even homes of stone. “The technique has been around for a long time,” says author Tomm Stanley, “but it’s not that well known. Add to that the mystique that surrounds the traditional craft of stonemasonry and there’s no wonder that stone houses are not all that common, even in areas where stone is abundant”. The book has now been revised and is being re-released with two new chapters, digital enhancement to the original images and new photographs. Stonefield Publishing’s Marketing Manager Brad Andersen notes, “We’ve received a lot of great feedback from readers over the years but one consistent issue was the image quality. We took those comments to heart and with technology that wasn’t available to us back in 2003 have just brought the photos to life”. Tomm says that writing the new chapters and preparing the revised edition for print allowed him to finally complete his original vision of the book. “One of the new chapters, called Reflections, could only have been written after the passage of time. It’s about looking back and thinking about what could have been done differently, what worked very well and also speculating on potential targets for future alteration. It really finished the story for me and makes it more complete for readers.” Stone House focuses on the story of Tomm Stanley’s own experience of building his house with the slipform method. This book is certainly not your average “how-to” offering; it is more like a tapestry of information and entertainment interwoven with technical advice, diagrams and pictures, tales of the owner builder experience and as the title implies, plenty of guidance on how to build your own stone house using the slipform method of construction. It makes great reading for those that are on the way to becoming self-builders as well as the rest of us that dream of such adventures.

Building a Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House

Building a Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House Author Chris Proulx
ISBN-10 159526020X
Release 2005-10
Pages 180
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Building a Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Building a Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building a Beautiful Inexpensive Stone House book for free.

The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks Stone

The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks   Stone Author Brenda Flynn
ISBN-10 9781601383709
Release 2011
Pages 288
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This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing a stone building project. Starting with the basics, you will learn about the common types of stone and where natural stone is found throughout the United States, as well as how to gather your own fieldstone. You will learn how to use stone as a building material, including where to acquire it, as well as how it is cut, sold, and used in various projects. You will learn what tools you need for stonework and how to start working with dry stone, how to work with mortared stone, and the correct way to pour and mix cement. This book will even teach you how your children can be involved with your stonework projects. You will save significant money and increase the value of your house by building your own stone structures in and around your home. This book provides detailed instructions that make seemingly complex projects easy. You will learn how to build stone walls, mailboxes, and fireplaces. You can enhance your backyard with the addition of a stone patio, arch, barbeque pit, rock garden, and a pond, complete with a stone bridge.If you have an existing stone structure on your property, you will learn how to restore it and give it the face-lift it needs. If your property has a structure beyond repair, this book will help you recycle its stone or bricks. Additionally, dozens of stonecutting experts were interviewed for this book, providing insight and experience in using stone as a building material. With The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks & Stone, you will learn how you can start using stone for everything from new projects to restoring existing stone structures. For anyone considering a stone building project, this book is an excellent resource for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Stone houses

Stone houses Author Steve Parsons
ISBN-10 UOM:39015007578977
Release 1984
Pages 164
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Dimension Stone Use in Building Construction

Dimension Stone Use in Building Construction Author Kurt R. Hoigard
ISBN-10 9780803144927
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 153
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"Twelve peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the continuing advancement in the understanding of dimension stone used in building construction. Topics cover: Strength Testing--addresses testing to determine strength characteristics of dimension stone cladding panels. Design--covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of three common dimension stone paving installation techniques; the relationships between stone material strength, anchorage strength, and induced stress states for four common dimension stone cladding anchorage configurations; and more. Evaluation and Investigation--provides observations regarding investigations into the causes of dimension stone cladding deterioration and failure. Durability--discusses the complex issue of dimension stone durability using three different approaches; a large-scale European research project to investigate the causes of marble and limestone cladding panel bowing, develop preconstruction testing parameters to assess bowing potential, and assess proposed remedial efforts to reduce or inhibit ongoing bowing; and more."--Publisher's website.

Outcast Visionary

Outcast Visionary Author Larry Cothren
ISBN-10 9781912317622
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 300
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Outcast Visionary: Yu. P. Spegal'skii and the Reconstruction of Pskov, is the first comprehensive, critical biography in any language of this outstanding man, a native of one of Russia's oldest and most beautiful cities, Pskov. It is the story of one man's love and passion for Pskov's architectural and cultural heritage and the struggles he endured to try and save that heritage. Spegal'skii (1909-69) was a man of enormous gifts and wide-ranging interests, stonemason, architect-restorer, scholar, steeplejack, and gifted artist who poured his love for Pskov into art intended to educate and inspire his fellow citizens. He lived in a time of great political and cultural turmoil in Russia and was tempered by the struggles he endured early in his life. Orphaned as a teenager after his father died in WWI and his mother moved away, he raised himself in an abandoned 17th-century house, spending his days drawing the architectural monuments which dotted the ancient city and working as an apprentice stonemason. He moved to Leningrad and became an architect, and returned to begin resurrecting his city's ancient monuments. His work was cut short by WWII, during which he barely survived the siege of Leningrad, camouflaging and preserving the city's damaged architecture. He returned to Pskov after the war, to a city devastated by Nazi brutality, living under extremely severe conditions and supported in his work by his wife, the architect Ol'ga K. Arshakuni. As the second half of the title indicates, the book chronicles his efforts to preserve architectural monuments in post-war Pskov in 1944-47, detailing his conservation and restoration work, his revolutionary project for architectural reserves and the foundation of the Pskov Restoration Workshop. However, he was eventually driven from his native city by forces opposed to his plans and ideas, the "Outcast Visionary", an outsider who battled the reconstruction projects undertaken in Pskov by a government hostile to its architectural legacy. The book addresses in detail such topics as his controversial theories on the evolution and characteristics of Pskov stone church and house architecture, his extensive legacy of scholarly publications and his fine, graphic and applied art. In the conclusion, it examines Spegal'skii's lasting influence on the cultural life of Pskov and his relevance for those now engaged in the same battle Spegal'skii fought his entire life: cultural preservation. Outcast Visionary is illustrated with 190 photographs, graphics and examples of Spegal'skii's outstanding creations in painting, drawing, graphic design, wood carving and other media, all connected with the ancient culture and architecture of his native city, Pskov. With extensive source notes and bibliography, Outcast Visionary is intended for anyone interested in art, architecture, cultural preservation, city planning, and simply the life story of a fascinating and complex man who was tragically "... born out of his time." Irina B. Golubeva, architectural historian and former Chairman of the Pskov branch of the All Russia Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture, wrote: "The book's publication promises to be a significant cultural event in Pskov", and called it, "A balanced, meticulously researched and respectful examination of the life and work of this talented man against the backdrop of a turbulent period in the history of Pskov. A respectful bow to Dr. Cothren for his work preserving the memories of a complex, by-gone era, 20th-century Russia." The author's wife summed up the book succinctly in the Preface: "At its heart, Outcast Visionary is a love story written by a man who shares Spegal'skii's passion for Pskov."

The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri

The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri Author Charles Van Ravenswaay
ISBN-10 0826217001
Release 1977
Pages 539
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Many Germans who immigrated to America in the nineteenth century settled in the lower Missouri River valley between St. Charles and Boonville, Missouri. In this magnificent book, which includes some six hundred photographs and drawings, Charles van Ravenswaay examines that immigration—who came, how, and why—and surveys the distinctive Missouri-German architecture, art, and crafts produced in the towns or on the farms of the rural counties of Cooper, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Franklin, Montgomery, Warren, and St. Charles from the 1830s until the closing years of the century. As the immigrants sought to transplant their native culture to the Missouri backwoods, the compromises they were forced to make with conditions in Missouri produced many fascinating and individualistic structures and objects. They built half-timbered, stone, and brick houses and barns with designs reflecting the traditions of the many German regions from which the builders emigrated. The author's far-reaching study of immigrants' arts and crafts included furniture in traditional peasant designs as well as the Biedermeier and eclectic styles, redware and stoneware pottery, textiles, wood and stone carving, metalwares, firearms, baskets, musical instruments, prints, and paintings and identifies craftsmen working in all of these fields. One chapter is devoted to the objects the immigrants brought with them from the Old World. Added to this new printing of The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri is a touching and informative introduction by Adolf E. Schroeder. Schroeder's long friendship with Charles van Ravenswaay allows him to reflect on the vast contributions this author made to our knowledge of Missouri's German culture. Everyone interested in architecture, crafts, or Missouriana will find this book indispensable as they savor van Ravenswaay's excellent presentation of the craftsmen and their products against the background of the aspirations and folkways of a distinctive culture.

Stone Building How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way Countryman Know How

Stone Building  How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way  Countryman Know How Author Kevin Gardner
ISBN-10 9781581574319
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 240
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A practical guide to simple stone building projects for your yard Nothing matches the look and feel of stone structures in and around your home. Yet most people are intimidated by the very thought of masonry, despite the obvious rewards. In Stone Building, Kevin Gardner distills his decades of experience building and maintaining iconic New England–style stone walls into this concise, informative guide. Gardner offers step-by-step instructions for building everything from flagstone walkways to classic patios and ornate fire pits. He also offers time-tested tips to help care for your stone, as well as repair and restoration advice for existing structures.

Living Homes

Living Homes Author Thomas J. Elpel
ISBN-10 9781892784322
Release 2010
Pages 245
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The house of your Dreams does not have to be expensive. The key is all in the planning. How much a house costs, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how energy-efficient it is--all these things occur on paper before you pick up even one tool. A little extra time in the planning process can save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction and maintenance. That is time well spent! Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy and resource efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of construction for slipform stone masonry, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with strawbales, making your own terra tile floors, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, concrete-fly ash countertops, painting and more. Living Homes was completely re-organized and revised for the new sixth edition, based on five additional years of building experience with low-cost, high efficiency construction methods. Get the latest ideas on how to build a high-performance house that will stand the test of time! The sixth edition includes fifteen pages of new material covering the latest stone masonry tips, plus revised and expanded tips and techniques throughout the book.

Ernest Flagg and His Impact on Stone House Construction

Ernest Flagg and His Impact on Stone House Construction Author Daniel A. Levy
ISBN-10 OCLC:11220446
Release 1982
Pages 370
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Ernest Flagg and His Impact on Stone House Construction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ernest Flagg and His Impact on Stone House Construction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ernest Flagg and His Impact on Stone House Construction book for free.

Stone houses

Stone houses Author Lee Goff
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056159208
Release 2002
Pages 231
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Two hundred full-color photographs accompany a definitive history of domestic stone architecture in the United States, from Colonial times to the present day, describing the various architectural styles, construction techniques, the history of individual private homes, regional influences, and more.


Wyckoff Author David R. Brown
ISBN-10 0738511412
Release 2002-12-01
Pages 128
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In 1770, the first Wyckoff settlers were deeded land in what was to become Franklin Township. Spawning several other towns, such as Ramsey, Ho-Ho-Kus, Oakland, and Franklin Lakes, Franklin Township was renamed Wyckoff in 1926. Wyckoff has evolved from its early rural Dutch heritage to a thriving community. Today, Wyckoff is a blend of old and new, and a strong sense of history persists in the area.With views of historic stone houses, early businesses, and community activities and festivities, Wyckoff creates a sense of what nineteenth- and twentieth-century life was like in the township. From its idyllic rural origins to the buildup of small-town commerce and today's modern suburb, Wyckoff and its hidden history are revealed through the vintage photographs included in this volume. Early settlers with names like Quackenbush, Terhune, Van Houten, Ackerman, Pulis, and Van Blarcom still have descendants living here. Longtime residents will remember local landmarks such as Appert Field, Turtle Pond, Harned's Store, Zabriskie Field, and Lemmerman Farm. Evidenced by the many houses of worship, volunteer organizations, and long-running celebrations like the Memorial Day parade, Wyckoff has maintained its rustic charm and community pride while growing into a popular northern New Jersey locale.

Building Stone Walls

Building Stone Walls Author Charles McRaven
ISBN-10 9781603423397
Release 1999-01-11
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Houses and Cottages of Britain

Houses and Cottages of Britain Author R. W. Brunskill
ISBN-10 0575071222
Release 2000
Pages 256
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The sequel to Traditional Buildings of Britain traces the origins and development of traditional buildings by going inside the houses and revealing from their plans how they evolved from basic accommodation to homes giving comfort and privacy. The book shows how local traditional materials—earth, timber, stone, brick—were used in the construction of the buildings.

Geology of Construction Materials

Geology of Construction Materials Author J.E. Prentice
ISBN-10 041229740X
Release 1990-06-30
Pages 202
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Part of a series, Geology of Construction Materials aims to show the connections between academic geology and the needs of the extractive industry by recognising that there is a direct relationship between the processes of mineral formation in the Earth's crust and the mode of occurrence and essential properties of the mineral.

Our home made of stone

Our home made of stone Author Helen Nearing
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010982505
Release 1983-11-01
Pages 150
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Our home made of stone has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our home made of stone also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our home made of stone book for free.