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The Housebuilder's Bible - An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
The Housebuilder's Bible - An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Mark...
The Housebuilder's Bible - An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Mark...

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The Housebuilder's Bible - An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)

Mark Brinkley

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A unique title that combines cost information with guidance and comment in the fast growing selfbuild arena. Now in its 5th edition, the Housebuilders Bible is fully up to date on recent building reg changes for the UK mark This is one of those books that has become a cult hit despite the publishing and bookselling trades. Self published because no publisher was originally interested in the concept, sold via mail order because bookshops don't like to deal with one man and a dog publishers, it first appeared in 1994 with a print run of just a few hundred. The print run on this edition (the 5th) is over 20,000 and it regularly appears in Amazon's top 100 titles. So who is buying it and why? The majority of purchasers are drawn from Britain's growing army of selfbuilders, people building new homes or renovating existing ones, who appreciate the frank and at times brutal appraisal of their efforts. However there is also a large number of architects, surveyors and builders who sing its praises. The information in the book is detailed and infomative yet the presentation is succint and often witty. If you just want to find out how the British build houses, this is a fascinating read. If you want to actually build one yourself, then frankly you'd be nuts not to have read this book from cover to cover. It's 240 pages are packed with information on all aspects of homebuilding and renovating including 60 tables which detail current construction costs on everything from drains to hanging curtains. Even if the only tools you ever lift are your chequebook and your credit card, you will stil

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Imprint: Ovolo Books Ltd.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2002
Authors: Mark Brinkley
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: 5th Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-9524852-4-7
Barcode: 9780952485247
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Home & house maintenance > DIY
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LSN: 0-9524852-4-9

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