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Spence, William P. (William Perkins) 1925-2016

Works: 66 works in 213 publications in 4 languages and 10,549 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Designs and plans  Encyclopedias  Textbooks  Examinations 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William P Spence
Installing & finishing flooring by William P Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to installing and finishing all types of wood floors as well as ceramic tile, carpet, and vinyl
Architecture : design, engineering, drawing by William P Spence( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and French and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Installing & finishing drywall by William P Spence( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether you do it yourself, or hire and expert, get the best results on your drywall when you have this handy manual
Windows & skylights by William P Spence( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows and skylights add architectural beauty to a home's structure, let in natural light and ventilation, and control heat gain and loss. This workbook should help you construct the type of window that you want
Encyclopedia of home maintenance and repair by William P Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters have headings: plumbing repairs ; electrical repairs and replacement ; heating and air conditioning ; roof repairs ; exterior-wall maintenance and repair ; painting the exterior ; exterior maintenance and repair ; renovating interior walls and ceilings ; interior painting ; wall-covering materials and techniques ; ceramic wall-tile repair ; floors and floor coverings ;home security ; improving interior temperature control ; furniture repair ; the home workshop
Construction methods, materials, and techniques by William P Spence( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry. -- Product Description
Carpentry & building construction : a do-it-yourself guide by William P Spence( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive collection of information for do-it-yourselfers. It serves not only as an excellent introduction for novices to various projects, but also as a valuable reference guide for more experienced carpenters
Building your dream house by William P Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a comprehensive guide to planning, designing, and building a new home or undertaking the project of remodeling including information on developing a floor plan, heating and air-conditioning, lighting, and landscaping
Constructing staircases, balustrades & landings by William P Spence( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doors & entryways by William P Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing makes a personality statement for your home like a dramatic front door and entryway. This easy-to-follow guide has illustrated instructions throughout and trouble shooting charts to cover problems such as drafts and older homes
The home carpenter & woodworker's repair manual by William P Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide is designed to inspire the experienced home carpenter as well as the beginner; From furniture repair to the house itself, both indoors and out; Clearly explained by an expert who knows all the shortcut skills; Over 1,600 photos, drawings, diagrams and tables. Author of more than a dozen books on the do-it-yourself bookshelves, William Spence has topped them all with a massive, comprehensive, full-colour guide essential for every homeowner. More than 700 photos and 900 drawings accompany the instructions for scores of carpentry and repair projects indoors and out, for every room in the home"--Publisher's description
Insulating, sealing & ventilating your house by William P Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good insulation can keep a house cozy in winter, and cool in summer--while saving money and conserving energy. In amazingly thorough detail, with plenty of color illustrations, the author describes every step of insulating, sealing, and ventilating your home. He shows how to determine the amount of insulation needed, locate air leaks, regulate air quality, and determine the costs versus benefits of any job. Find out where to start work, which materials are most effective, and how to handle potential insulation problems. From air-sealing external walls to adding vapor barriers, all you need to know is here. (Sterling Publ, 2006)
Drafting technology and practice by William P Spence( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook and reference book outlines the fundamentals of technical illustration, including useful tools, different types of drawings, and industrial application of basic skills
Constructing kitchens by William P Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make your kitchen workable, efficient, and good-looking from top to bottom. If there's a way to ensure that this room best suits your needs, you'll find it here. Use sound design principles to plan a well-organized work flow for storing, processing, and cooking food, as well as for cleaning up after meals
Constructing bathrooms by William P Spence( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to planning, designing, and constructing bathrooms, with sections on choosing shapes and locations, and bathroom styles, as well as functional and decorative elements. Special sections on determining electrical and plumbing needs, plus ways to design for convalescence and disabilities
Encyclopedia of construction methods & materials by William P Spence( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the major construction methods, building systems, and materials available. Separate chapters review site construction, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, equipment, furnishings, conveying systems, mechanical, and electrical systems
Engineering graphics by William P Spence( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residential framing : a homebuilder's construction guide by William P Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roofing materials & installation by William P Spence( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete A-Z guide to roofing. Learn how to make repairs, prepare the roof for the construction process, and choose the best materials for your home. In detail, find out how to apply asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes slate, clay and concrete tile and metal roofing, as well as built-up bitumen, roll roofing, and various available single-ply roofing
Architectural working drawings : residential and commercial buildings by William P Spence( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering both commercial and residential drawing, this text presents a detailed study of typical construction methods and the preparation of architectural working drawings. It includes chapters on technical vocabulary, study questions, problems and an appendix of technical design data
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Installing & finishing flooring
Alternative Names
Spence, William P.

Spence, William P. 1925-

Spence, William P. (William Perkins), 1925-

Spence, William Perkins 1925-

Spence, William Perkins 1925-2016

English (125)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)

French (1)

Architecture : design, engineering, drawingInstalling & finishing drywallWindows & skylightsEncyclopedia of home maintenance and repairConstruction methods, materials, and techniquesCarpentry & building construction : a do-it-yourself guideBuilding your dream houseConstructing staircases, balustrades & landings