Traces the history of timber buildings in South Africa – some dating back to the early 1800’s. Features scores of full-colour photographs of Hindu Temples, Churches, Community Halls and houses in the Historical Section. It also highlights the need for greater conservation of old buildings. In addition, there is a brief history of the areas in which these relics were found, and often of the people who founded the towns and buildings in these areas almost two centuries ago. In the centre of the title we discuss and showcase some of the role-players in the industry, such as forestry growers, timber treaters and sawmillers, and the nationally represented Timber Frame Builders Association. This well-illustrated title features tips on choosing the right builder, bad building practices and has numerous full colour photogrpahs of the beautiful, award-winning modern-day timber houses throughout the country, providing potential home-owners with plenty of ideas for their new timber home. Widely regarded as a coffee-table book with substance.
Condition Used like new, no inscriptions except the “Author signature with Love from Rosemary” Book binding tight. Dust Wrapper spotless. A lovely copy. 128 pages of reference and colour photographs with a great Index