by P W Pye, H W Harrison (28-Aug-2003)
Revised edition (2003) - Floors and flooring describes the materials and production methods and criteria which are used in the construction of these major elements of buildings. A more specific purpose is to draw the attention of readers to the features of floors and flooring which ensure good performance, and to the things that go wrong so that they can be avoided. Drawing from BRE experience, this book provides the building professional with a checklist of points of concern, and where to obtain further information and advice. Particular effort has been given to providing the reader with visual illustrations where they will enhance points made in the text: over 200 photographs and 170 drawings of floors and floor construction details; also case studies, feature panels and checklists. A surveyor’s inspection list appears at the end of each of the chapters on floor types and coverings. Includes: Appendix A How to identify less recognisable floors and their substrates; Appendix B How to choose a flooring, plus 10 pages of references and further reading. 310 pages.
Other publications that may also be of interest
BRE Building Elements: Walls, windows and doors - Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and avoidance of defects
BRE Building Elements: Roofs and roofing: Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects - Third Edition
BRE Building Elements: Building services - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects
BRE Building Elements: Foundations, basements and external works
see AP243 for the full set of Building Elements books