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  • Published: 1 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140512397
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $55.00

The Penguin Dictionary Of Building


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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 ever-popular text has sold over 150,000 copies and 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.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140512397
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $55.00

About the Authors

John Scott

John Scott's novel What Have I Written won the Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction and was made into an award-winning film directed by John Hughes. Before I Wake, his sequence of five novellas, was shortlisted for the National Book Council Banjo Award, the Miles Franklin Award and the Victorian premier's Prize. The Architect was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, The Miles Franklin Award, and the Victorian Premier's Prize. John Scott lives in Bowral, New South Wales.


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