• Ivor H. Seeley


This chapter examines the general principles of design of windows; the construction, detailing, fixing and uses of different types of window; glazing techniques; and the forms and uses of double glazing and double windows.


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© Ivor H. Seeley 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
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  1. 1.Department of SurveyingTrent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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