Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction: Materials, Finishes, and DetailsConstruction Building Materials News]

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  • sarayale says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent source of detailed information, May 1, 2008
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    sarayale (Oakhurst, NJ) –

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    This review is from: Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction: Materials, Finishes, and Details (Hardcover)
    I am building a new house and wanted some detailed information on materials that would assist in all the choices I will be making. This book is so much better than the infomation you find that is intended for consumers, which is very lacking in details and substance. For example, you will find good information on the different types of construction for kitchen cabinets. This is of great assistance when having to choose a cabinet manufacturer. Instead of blindly comparing cabinets you can actually understand the quality you are getting. I would recommend this book to builders, homeowners who will build or renovate, and architects.
    You are much better off spending on this book than most of the home maganzines, with the exception of Fine Homebuilding which is the best I have found for real infomation.
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  • Mr. D. Corcoran says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as good as the JLC Field Guides, November 11, 2010
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    Mr. D. Corcoran (Ballard, USA) –
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    This review is from: Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction: Materials, Finishes, and Details (Hardcover)
    This Best Practices Guide is a good reference book, but I think it pales in comparison to the two volume reference put out by the Journal of Light Construction, the JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction (Volumes 1 & 2). THe JLC guides have a much more uniform and cohesive format and illustration/graphic style.
    I have all three guides, and find myself using the JLC guides far more often in my residential remodel design practice.
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  • Kathryn Scott says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good book, but out of date, March 9, 2015
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    This review is from: Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction: Materials, Finishes, and Details (Hardcover)
    Good book, but out of date. A lot of products that are currently on the market are not mentioned… products that now work better than those mentioned in the book.
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