Roof Construction

AND LOFT CONVERSION

FOURTH EDITION

C.N. Mindham

Blackwell

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First edition published under the title Roof Construction for Dwellings by Collins

Professional and Technical Books 1986 First edition revised and published by BSP Professional Books 1988 Second edition published by Blackwell Science 1994 Third edition published 1999

Fourth edition published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006

ISBN-10: 1-4051-3963-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-3963-2

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Roof construction and loft conversion / C.N. Mindham. - 4th ed. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-3963-2 (alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-4051-3963-3 (alk. paper)

1. Roofs-Design and construction. 2. Framing (Building) 3. Lofts-Remodeling. I. Title.

TH2393.M63 2006 690'.15-dc22 2006040783

A catalogue record for this title is available from the British Library

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