Les Goring’s book covers all the detailed knowledge required for carrying out first-fixing carpentry, such as modern- and traditional-roofing, fitting and fixing modern- and traditional-floor joists, on new-build sites before plastering or drylining of walls and ceilings takes place – and second-fixing carpentry, such as fitting staircases, hanging doors, fitting skirting and architraves, fitting kitchen units, that takes place after dry-lined plastering, when the shell of the building is watertight. In the opening chapters, this work also covers reading-of-drawings knowledge, tools and fixing-devices.
This new edition, with over 500 coloured drawings supporting its step-by-step approach, has been updated throughout to take into account current industry practices and changes in the UK’s Building Regulations. Two new chapters have also been added, on formwork carpentry for casting in situ, reinforced concrete stairs and landings and on fixing different shelf arrangements to correct spans.
The breadth of coverage and clear ‘how-to-do-it’ text makes this book an essential resource for apprentices taking NVQs and students following Construction Awards within the Wood Occupations from the City & Guilds’ Construction Skills and for use in their profession. The in-depth technical detail and practical focus also makes it an essential reference for all aspiring woodworkers, craft teachers and construction lecturers. It should also be of value to general builders and DIY enthusiasts, whose carpentry knowledge might (understandably) be sketchy in certain areas.
Les Goring is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a former Senior Lecturer in Wood Trades at Hastings College of Arts & Technology. In addition to being a Member of the Institute of Wood Science, Les is a Fellow of the Institute of Carpenters and a Licentiate of the City & Guilds Institute. He is the author of Manual of Purpose-Made Woodworking Joinery also published by Routledge.
Les Goring is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a former Senior Lecturer in Wood Trades at Hastings College of Arts & Technology. In addition to being a Member of the Institute of Wood Science, Les is also a Fellow of the Institute of Carpenters and a Licentiate of the City & Guilds Institute. All drawings in Goring’s books were drawn by the author.