Practical hints on taking a house

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E. & F.N. Spon, 1885 - Housing and health - 71 pages

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Page 21 - ... matter or impregnated with any animal or vegetable matter, or upon which any such matter may have been deposited, unless and until such matter shall have been properly removed, by excavation or otherwise, from such site.
Page 29 - Every person who shall erect a new building shall cause every wall of such building, when carried up above any roof, flat, or gutter, so as to form a parapet, to be properly coped or otherwise protected, in order to prevent water from running down the sides of such parapet, or soaking into any wall.
Page 29 - Every person who shall erect a new public building or a new dwelling-house shall cause every wall of such building to have a proper damp course of sheet lead, asphalte, or slates laid in cement, or of other durable material impervious to moisture, beneath the level of the lowest floor, and at a height of not less than six inches above the surface of the ground adjoining such wall.
Page 26 - Every person who shall construct a cesspool in connexion with a building shall construct such cesspool of good brickwork in cement properly rendered inside with cement, and with a backing of at least nine inches of well puddled clay around and beneath such brickwork. He shall also cause such cesspool to be arched or otherwise properly covered over, and to be provided with adequate means of ventilation.

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