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Fireproof Construction for Houses and Other Buildings at Moderate Cost (Classic Reprint)

Fireproof Construction for Houses and Other Buildings at Moderate Cost (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Fireproof Construction for Houses and Other Buildings at Moderate Cost

Concurrently with three large editions of this book which have been exhausted in the past two years, has developed a new and far reaching trend in residence construction.

When, in 1908, the first edition was published, fireproof construction in residences of moderate cost amounted merely to a vague ideal.

Previously unobtainable details of construction, cost, etc., with reference to residences having outside walls, partitions, floors, foundations and roofs of fireproof Hollow Tile, were then first made available, and this opened the way to their practical application by architects and contractors.

Activity in the new form of residence building awakened at once, and made its influence felt throughout the East and spreading Westward. So satisfactory and superior did the results prove from the very first that never was the Hollow Tile house looked upon as a novelty, but attained without delay the highest recognition, not only as an advanced but as a thoroughly standardized practice.

Without the high repute gained by Hollow Tile in previous years for fireproofing the largest business and public structures, this rapid progress in Hollow Tile residence construction would, of course, have been impossible. It was not dealing in a material of unknown quantity and merit, but the application to a new use of the best proven of all fireproof materials.

So that the present edition of this book, the 4th, marks the arrival of fireproof Hollow Tile at a stage where it is invariably considered in comparison with frame, brick, concrete, etc., where-ever well planned residences are contemplated. More and more it is coming to be preferred, as it is entitled to be, and it is now but a matter of a still further spread of knowledge in regard to it, to make fireproof Hollow Tile specifications the general rule for residences costing $4,000 and upward.

As contractors have learned through actual experience the greater simplicity of setting Hollow Tile as compared with the more familiar practices, the newer material has also been enabled to compete successfully in the matter of building costs over an ever increasing area, so that now even in the West, where materials in general are comparatively much cheaper, Hollow Tile is gaining rapid popularity.

One of the most notable phases of the progress of Hollow Tile for residence work has been the steadily increasing number of architects who have built their own homes, using this material throughout. No stronger evidence could be submitted than this unqualified appreciation on the part of the very profession upon whose conclusions all building progress must depend.

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