'The Complete Handbook of Home Extensions' provides clear and concise advice on how to plan and supervise the building of a home extension, loft conversion or conservatory, including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors.
Author: Paul Hymers
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
Adding an extension to a house is one of the most popular forms of home-improvement, and this comprehensive book will assist anybody planning such a project, whether they plan to build it themselves or to employ contractors. It presents a step-by-step guide and covers all the points of 'good building practice' that must be observed during construction to ensure that the quality of the building work meets a high standard. From the initial plans and planning applications, through to finding contractors and building materials, managing the different stages, and completing the work and tying up any loose ends, this book provides invaluable guidance and helps the reader to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unprepared and unsuspecting.
Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension
Author: Laurie Williamson
Publisher: Crowood Press
The Step-By-Step Guide to Planning, Building and Managing a Project
Author: Ian Alistair Rock
If you are thinking of improving your home but want the real story of how to be successful, this richly illustrated and completely up-to-date book is for you. It distils various practical information needed to run a project from dream to reality, highlighting the pitfalls along the way and suggesting ways to avoid them. Peppered with inspirational case studies and giving indications of costs and timescales, Home Extension Design demystifies both the building process and all the surrounding issues to do with design, sustainability, budgeting, planning, regulations and the use of building contracts.The comprehensive guidance includes chapters on making the best of what you've got, designing the changes to your home, types of house alteration projects (including extensions, loft conversions and basements), submitting applications to the local authority, and getting the building work done. A vastly experienced self-build architect used to directing and responding to his clients' briefs, the author has a well-honed understanding of home improvers' needs. The book has been carefully crafted to offer friendly, jargon-free guidance full of hints, tips and watchpoints to answer all your home extension questions.
Author: Julian Owen
Publisher: Riba Publications Limited
When historian Charles Weiner found pages of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's notes, he saw it as a "record" of Feynman's work. Feynman himself, however, insisted that the notes were not a record but the work itself. In Supersizing the Mind, Andy Clark argues that our thinking doesn't happen only in our heads but that "certain forms of human cognizing include inextricable tangles of feedback, feed-forward and feed-around loops: loops that promiscuously criss-cross the boundaries of brain, body and world." The pen and paper of Feynman's thought are just such feedback loops, physical machinery that shape the flow of thought and enlarge the boundaries of mind. Drawing upon recent work in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, human-computer systems, and beyond, Supersizing the Mind offers both a tour of the emerging cognitive landscape and a sustained argument in favor of a conception of mind that is extended rather than "brain-bound." The importance of this new perspective is profound. If our minds themselves can include aspects of our social and physical environments, then the kinds of social and physical environments we create can reconfigure our minds and our capacity for thought and reason.
Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension
Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This clear, step-by-step guide provides everything you need to know to design and build energy-efficient steel-framed housesNeasily and inexpensively. Packed with examples of award-winning homes, the book shows you how to select the right materials and tools...use energy-efficient appliances and lighting...choose the best windows and doors...and optimize landscaping and solar design. You'll learn how to overcome steel's thermal deficiencies through proper design and insulation, and conduct a Model Energy Code energy analysis for compliance with HUD regulations.
Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings, Code Compliance
Author: John H. Hacker,Julie A. Gorges
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Constraint programming is a powerful paradigm for solving combinatorial search problems that draws on a wide range of techniques from artificial intelligence, computer science, databases, programming languages, and operations research. Constraint programming is currently applied with success to many domains, such as scheduling, planning, vehicle routing, configuration, networks, and bioinformatics. The aim of this handbook is to capture the full breadth and depth of the constraint programming field and to be encyclopedic in its scope and coverage. While there are several excellent books on constraint programming, such books necessarily focus on the main notions and techniques and cannot cover also extensions, applications, and languages. The handbook gives a reasonably complete coverage of all these lines of work, based on constraint programming, so that a reader can have a rather precise idea of the whole field and its potential. Of course each line of work is dealt with in a survey-like style, where some details may be neglected in favor of coverage. However, the extensive bibliography of each chapter will help the interested readers to find suitable sources for the missing details. Each chapter of the handbook is intended to be a self-contained survey of a topic, and is written by one or more authors who are leading researchers in the area. The intended audience of the handbook is researchers, graduate students, higher-year undergraduates and practitioners who wish to learn about the state-of-the-art in constraint programming. No prior knowledge about the field is necessary to be able to read the chapters and gather useful knowledge. Researchers from other fields should find in this handbook an effective way to learn about constraint programming and to possibly use some of the constraint programming concepts and techniques in their work, thus providing a means for a fruitful cross-fertilization among different research areas. The handbook is organized in two parts. The first part covers the basic foundations of constraint programming, including the history, the notion of constraint propagation, basic search methods, global constraints, tractability and computational complexity, and important issues in modeling a problem as a constraint problem. The second part covers constraint languages and solver, several useful extensions to the basic framework (such as interval constraints, structured domains, and distributed CSPs), and successful application areas for constraint programming. - Covers the whole field of constraint programming - Survey-style chapters - Five chapters on applications
Author: Francesca Rossi,Peter van Beek,Toby Walsh
Given the dead costs involved in moving house, more and more people are choosing to make alterations to their existing homes rather than seek pastures new. By choosing to work with an architect, many people are aware they will have access to effective quality design, expert advice and professional resources. But how do you start this process? When you’re already worried about your budget, does it make sense to consider the expense of employing an architect on your home? Whether you’re looking to simply rearrange your existing rooms or have ambitions towards a kitchen or loft conversion, Architect Your Home has every piece of information that you need to run a successful project. Designing Forwards illuminates the possibilities that design can offer and explores, step-by-step, the decision-making criteria that make great home design. Understanding the process of working with building trade is often half the battle – not to mention getting to grips with the full range of legal issues, planning permissions and building regulations involved. Getting The Builders In takes you systematically through all the stages involved, whatever scale of project you are considering. Finally, The Information provides a comprehensive illustrated directory of building and interior materials and products. Packed with photographs and case studies, plans and illustrations, this is a complete and practical guide to achieving your dream home.
Author: Hugo Tugman
Category: Architect-designed houses
Loft conversions are a great way to add valuable living space to your home and significantly boost your property's value.
The Step-By-Step Guide to Designing, Building and Managing a Loft Project
Author: Ian Alistair Rock
A highly informative, easy-access book which provides clear advice on how to plan and supervise a loft, basement or garage conversion. This book guides the reader through all the stages - including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors, right through to decorating.
The Complete Handbook
Author: Paul Hymers
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (UK)
Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts. The chapters, written by renowned experts, walk readers through every step of meta-analysis, from problem formulation to the presentation of the results. The handbook identifies both the advantages of using meta-analysis for research synthesis and the potential pitfalls and limitations of meta-analysis (including when it should not be used). Different approaches to carrying out a meta-analysis are described, and include moment and least-square, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches, all illustrated using worked examples based on real biological datasets. This one-of-a-kind resource is uniquely tailored to the biological sciences, and will provide an invaluable text for practitioners from graduate students and senior scientists to policymakers in conservation and environmental management. Walks you through every step of carrying out a meta-analysis in ecology and evolutionary biology, from problem formulation to result presentation Brings together experts from a broad range of fields Shows how to avoid, minimize, or resolve pitfalls such as missing data, publication bias, varying data quality, nonindependence of observations, and phylogenetic dependencies among species Helps you choose the right software Draws on numerous examples based on real biological datasets
Author: Julia Koricheva,Jessica Gurevitch,Kerrie Mengersen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A book and CD-ROM package provides a Mosaic navigating browser and a collection of hard-to-find resources from such vendors as Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Silicon Graphics, as well as test images and code examples. Original. (Advanced).
Author: James D. Murray,William VanRyper
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
The author of the popular Green Witchcraft series presents her personal Book of Shadows, designed for you to use just as she uses it-as a working guide to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, authentic grimoire is based on family tradition and actual magical experience, and is easily adaptable to any tradition of Witchcraft. Grimoire for the Green Witch offers a treasury of magical information- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting techniques, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. Every aspect of Craft practice is addressed, from the purely magical to the personally spiritual. It is a distillation of Green practice, with room for growth and new inspiration. 2004 COVR AWARD 1ST RUNNER-UP
A Complete Book of Shadows
Author: Ann Moura
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach is a practical, easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting needed for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 - Highly Commended, Cardiology,2014,British Medical Association A practical, case-oriented and easy to read reference with illustrations and step-by-step guidance for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Includes expert guidance reviewed by leaders in the field with both large clinical experience with high success rates and extensive experience proctoring CTOs in multiple clinical centers.
A Step-by-Step Approach
Author: Emmanouil Brilakis
Publisher: Academic Press
From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day. Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space. In Simply Clean, Becky will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Simply Clean features: -A 7-Day Simply Clean Kick Start and the 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, to turn cleaning from a chore into an effortless habit -A designated catch-up day, so you’ll never have to worry or stress when life gets in the way of cleaning -Step-by-step tutorials for speed cleaning hard-to-clean spaces -Dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies -Many of Becky’s famous checklists, schedules, and habit trackers No matter how big your home or busy your schedule, the Simply Clean method can be customized to fit your life. It really is possible—in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home.
The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day
Author: Becky Rapinchuk
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.
A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps
Author: Chris Gleason
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Undertaking a building or renovation project can be a bit daunting. But with the help of this book you will be in control at all times, confident in your decision making, and sure of getting the job done on time and to a high standard. It includes proven and simple-to-use management techniques that would suit projects ranging from one thousand to one million pounds.
How to Fulfil Your Own Grand Design
Author: Leonard Sales
Publisher: How to Books Limited
Category: House & Home