A building constructed for the purpose of habitation. The recent improvements made in the construction of the constituent parts of houses, such as windows, shutters, roofs, chimneys, etc. we have given under their respective heads; and as it would be trespassing far beyond the assigned limits of this work to introduce into it a regular treatise on the subject of housebuilding, it is with satisfaction that we can recommend to the attention of the inquiring reader, Nicholson's Practical Builder, in which the modem practice of this most important art is clearly developed in all its details.