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Guidebook For Timber Decking In Malaysia
"This book serves as a guide on building a timber deck. It provides comprehensive information about a deck's component, planning and design considerations, timber choices as well as on its installation, maintenance and troubleshooting."

72 coloured illustrated pages. RM70/US$23 per copy.

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Guidebook For Timber Doors in Malaysia
This book aims to guide architects, interior designers and the public on various aspects of a timber door. It presents relevant information in a user-friendly format appropriate for applications in Malaysia.

Timber doors are popular among builders and users due to their versatility and aesthetic value. They are also easy to work with and maintain. This book provides comprehensive information about the different types of timber doors, their functions and operating systems.

Knowing the wide variety of timber doors that are available in the market will help designers and users make informed decisions when selecting doors. Careful thought should also be given at the design and installation stage to avoid problems during the service life of the doors.

The book also provides practical guidelines on handling, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting to ensure the proper functioning of timber doors. There are 6 chapters covering the following topics:
  • Chapter 1: Know Your Timber Doors
  • Chapter 2: Types of Timber Doors
  • Chapter 3: Consideration on Design and Installation
  • Chapter 4: Order, Delivery and Storage
  • Chapter 5: Installation and Finishing
  • Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Guide
68 pages. RM70/US$23 per copy.

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Guidebook For Timber Flooring in Malaysia
The guidebook provides comprehensive practical information about solid, engineered and laminated timber flooring. Problems with timber flooring will occur if it is wrongly applied and poorly installed. This book will provide information on floors installation and useful advice on problem avoidance, diagnosis and remedial solutions.

The book has eight chapters:
  • Chapter 1 covers the preliminary considerations for wood flooring;
  • Chapter 2 details considerations on wood's moisture content for flooring;
  • Chapter 3 provides guidelines on assessing site conditions and sub-floor preparation;
  • Chapter 4 is a detailed guide on Solid Wood Flooring;
  • Chapter 5 focuses on Engineered Wood Flooring;
  • Chapter 6 talks about Laminate Flooring;
  • Chapter 7 details common problems with timber floors;
  • Chapter 8 is on the care and maintenance of timber floors.
There is also a Trouble-Shooting Guide in the Appendices, to help solve issues on timber movement, poor adhesion, machining and finishing defects, wear and tear as well as poor installation.

120 pages. RM70/US$23 per copy.

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Architectural Use of Timber in Malaysia
This book is a detailed guide for architects and builders who would like to use timber for their projects. It is divided into four sections, similar to the sequence that architects employ during the project planning and implementation process.

  1. Section A deals with the Schematic Design Phase, where timber is introduced as a building material. Sub-chapters cover topics such as specifying timbers, overall stability in timber structures, durability and preservation and timber’s performance in fire. Then, different types of timber roofs, cladding, doors, flooring and joinery are introduced to the reader.
  2. Section B follows the Design Development Phase, where the applications of timber are detailed for roofs, cladding, doors and flooring.
  3. Section C is the Contract Documentation Phase, where the salient points for specifying timbers are listed, covering sub-topics such as material specification, strength, preservative treatment and moisture content.
  4. Section D deals with the Contract Implementation Phase, where the handling and installation of timber at site is discussed. This covers, among others, species verification, moisture content, workmanship on timber, joints, transportation, storage and installation.
MTC is proud to publish this book, which is the first Malaysian publication to systematically present all the necessary technical information on timber to allow architects to confidently work with this material. This book will prove useful not only to professionals, but also to students of architecture in Malaysia.

148 pages. RM90/US$30 per copy.

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On Site Identification of Some Common Timbers Used in Malaysia
This guidebook is intended to allow the user, especially those involved in on-site construction works, simple first glance identification of the timbers delivered. It is not intended to make everyone an expert in timber identification. This book is designed to help the layman decide on whether there is a need to call in experts.

This book describes many of the timber species, both local and imported, that are more commonly used in Malaysian construction sectors.

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Rethink – A New Paradigm for Malaysian Timber
ReThink: A New Paradigm for Malaysian Timber is an invitation to readers to feast their eyes on the carefully crafted collection of structures, buildings and interiors adorned and enhanced by the use of Malaysian timber. It provides an insight into Malaysian timber's creative presence in projects in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Malaysia's Langkawi and Penang, as well as in a few of the most heavenly resort islands overseas such as - Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles.



This book is also a challenge to rediscover the sensual tactility of timber-based built forms, and how the poetics of wood construction evoke a feeling that could only be appreciated through man's perceptual, experiential and sensory realms. ReThink: A New Paradigm for Malaysian Timber is a call to enter into an intimate long-term relationship with Malaysian timbers with confidence and assurance of its durability, renewability, workability and, above all, its breathtaking beauty. Whatever the design script is, timber will help dramatise and liven the construction stage.

MyTourismTV.com (MyTTV), an Internet TV portal which featured MTC's win at the 'National Library-RTM Book Awards 2013'.

216 pages. RM150/US$50 per copy.

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Malaysian Wood – Timeless Living
Malaysian Wood: Timeless Living is the culmination of a three-year effort of collecting photographs and researching buildings and the interior that have used Malaysian timbers.

The publication covered-notable projects in the Malaysian states of Kelantan, Malacca, Penang and Terengganu as well as the heavenly islands of Langkawi, Pangkor Laut and Tioman.

Many of the spectacular buildings whose images featured in this book have stood the test of time. A few of these projects use wood in completely fresh ways - while others fall back on traditional designs and applications. There are also visuals which showcase cultural influence and the impeccable taste of its designers.

And yet, despite the hundreds of wood-based structures and interiors featured, there are thousands more to be discovered, or about to be constructed out there. The reason: wood is a highly desirable material because it is beautiful, natural and it lends a distinctive touch to everything.

Wood also has an emotive dimension that appeals to man. The images of wood-based structures and interiors featured in this book clearly demonstrate that wood represents the essence of timeless living unrivaled by any other material.

200 pages. RM80/US$27.

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Rudinara : The Story of the Handmade House
This is a book on the labour of love behind the construction of Rudinara, a handmade wooden house in Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia by Dr. Rudin Salinger.

The house won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1998. Rudinara is the only house of its kind in the world.

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