The Penguin Dictionary of Building, Paperback

The Penguin Dictionary of Building Paperback

Edited by R. James McLean, John S. Scott



Do you need to know your lime putty from your lime plaster?

Want to improve your flatness tolerance? Stuck with an incomprehensible DIY manual? "The Penguin Dictionary of Building" is your answer.

Ably steering you through the confusing maze of jargon and technical terms, this is invaluable for anyone interested in construction: students, professional architects, bricklayers, carpenters, glaziers, plasterers, plumbers or DIY enthusiasts.

From abrasives to Z-purlin via the murder clause, this clear and comprehensive dictionary provides succinct and accurate explanations of the techniques, equipment and issues of the building world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 165 line drawings
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780140512397



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