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General Information, Facts & Tables
[Building Booklet]

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The building booklet contains data and formulae commonly used on building sites, and is suitable for both apprentices and trades-persons.

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Nails (GT)
Panel Pin Sizes (T)
Clout (Nail) Sizes (T)
Bullet Head (Nail) Sizes (T)
Flat Head (Nail) Sizes (T)
Timber Screws (GT)
Roof Trusses (G)
Roof Pitches by Rise / Length > Angle (T)
Roof Types (G)
Cement Mixes (T)

Masonry Dimensions (G)
Brick / Block Layouts (G)
Paving Layouts (G)
Stair Rise / Run (GT)
Glazing Sizes (T)
Commercial Timbers (T)
Common Solid Timber Profiles (G)
Timber Joints (G)
Using a Steel Square (GP)
Wire Mesh Sizes (GT)

Legend T = Tabular, G = Graphic, P = Text (Paragraphs)

Companion CD

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Includes an electronic version of the "Building Booklet" and additional data in Microsoft Compiled Hypertext Markup (chm) format, as well as an off line version of the G.I.F.T. web site, and additional third party / G.I.F.T. Software.

See Also: Companion CD contents