Taylor Tuxford Associates is proud to announce its involvement with “Specifying Minor Works” (ISBN 978-0-415-58351-0) which is a newly-released publication from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
This new book, which has been edited by Patrick Reddin, was co-written by a group of four authors including Taylor Tuxford Associates’ Director, Rhys Taylor and is intended for:
- Non-technical workers in property management
- House owner/occupiers
- Property professionals
- Property maintenance workers
House occupiers, be they tenants or owners, together with managers of property, maintenance personnel, contractors and individual operatives are all in the front line in the battle to carry out effective works to buildings which both represent value for money and add value to those properties.
They all in their various roles have to confront defects and inadequacies in existing buildings. Between them they have to carry out repairs and need to be equipped to adequately assess and respond to problems. They need to be armed not just with a means of diagnosing defects and inadequacies but also assessing the seriousness and possible consequences.
The four authors of the book – Arwel Griffith, Patrick Reddin, Rhys Taylor and Michael Wadood – are all members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Rhys, Patrick and Arwel are all Past Presidents of the Association and Michael is currently President-Elect of the Association.
Rhys Taylor says: “I was extremely pleased and honoured to be asked by Pat Reddin to join in with him, Arwel and Michael in writing this new edition of “Specifying Minor Works”.
“This is the first time that I have been involved in writing a text book and, although I was only responsible for two out of the eight chapters, it certainly tested my ability to write in a manner that hopefully, readers will find easy to absorb. I have purposefully set out my two chapters in such a way as to be readily understood by professionals and non-experienced householders alike.
“The Chapter on Neighbour Issues in particular, enabled me to put down in print a number of measures that any property owner or developer can adopt in order to try to prevent difficulties, delays and costs from occurring during a building project, simply by using a little common sense, coupled with some sound professional advice
“Specifying Minor Works” is available from all good booksellers at the recommended retail price of £29.99. It is also available in “E-Book” format from selected suppliers.