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Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

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Architecture engineering

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PUBLISHED IN ‘CONSTRUCT IRELAND’ ISSUE 12, VOL. 5 (AUG – SEPT 2012)

Abstract

The Homebond House Building Manual had the distinction of being called the ‘bible’ for many building during the boom. It was a commonly‐used reference book, even for many builders and architects who never built housing estates and therefore had little need of a Homebond guarantee. One might design a construction detail of a dwelling differently, but one did it with an awareness of what the manual showed. It gave the insurance scheme great credibility and standing. This architect remembers reluctantly getting involved with an external wall insulation self‐build project in rural Ireland in 2006 (far beyond his normal travel distance) because the local engineers wouldn’t build anything that wasn’t in the Homebond manual.

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