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Britain has a wonderfully rich stock of period houses. These properties are often unwittingly damaged, some by well-meaning owners or incompetent builders, others as a result of mortgage lenders insisting on misguided quick-fix 'remedies' that cause long-term deterioration. There is widespread lack of knowledge about how to maintain period properties but Haynes has now come to the rescue with this clearly written Manual showing the correct approach to care and repair. This is essential reading for anyone who owns, or would like to own, a period house. 'essential reading...this Manual will guide you safely through'
Before You Build is a step-by-step guide to the processes you need to go through before you build. It provides practical and up-to-date guidance, and includes valuable tips and watch points that will take you from conception to start on site.The book advises on finding and appointing an architect and other consultants and covers statutory requirements such as planning, building control and party wall issues. It also contains advice on how to go about finding and entering into a contract with a reputable builder and other factors including finance, warranties and insurance.Before You Build will help you to consider and make allowance for all those issues which should be properly considered before you build to ensure a successful outcome to your enterprise.
Full color how-to photography demonstrates some of the most popular interior painting designs today. From start to finish, this book gives the reader information on everything from choosing paint and tools to cleaning up when the project is done. In between, there are 18 different techniques for painting interior rooms and furniture, including sponge painting, mosaics and faux designs.
The #1 authority on home maintenance and repair presents a collection of his best-ever time and money-saving household hints.
A clear, comprehensive guide to employing a contractor, covering conversions/extensions, double glazing, fitted kitchens and other household projects. Find expert advice on: selecting contractors and getting the right price; overseeing works and knowing when to intervene; legal matters, including planning permission and advice on contracts.
The most advanced, user-friendly book ever written on the subject, The Stainbuster's Bible is a complete guide to removing even the most stubborn stains from all kinds of surfaces. Based on years of first-hand experience, Don Aslett describes and analyses every type of stain, then outlines the best plan of attack. All the most dreaded stains are dealt with - red wine on crpets, chewing gum on clothing, blackcurrant juice on tablecloths - but The Stainbuster's Bible goes beyond emergency tactics to provide information on: * what not to do - the mistakes that turn tiny spots into big stains * ingenious home remedies - myth, magic or mess * recognising the surface and choosing the right treatment * the tools and chemicals, terms and techniques of stainbusting * when to turn to the professionals for help * when to give up - stain hiding and salvaging strategies * preventing stains in the first place
Wotton, in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, has been dealt many blows and survived them all. Today it is a blossoming country house with the mark of Sir John Soane's essential reconstructions after fire struck in 1820. In 1953 after being employed as a boy's boarding school the house was left empty. It was finally Elaine Brunner who brought the house back into it's origional state of grand beauty. Wotton's hardships and reconstructions are described and illustrated in a variety of ways. This catalogue accompanied an exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum in 2004.
This saddle-stitched booklet explains how to make homes more accessible to the aged or disabled.
180 beautiful, full-color illustrations spotlight the world of Feng Shui in the home.
This book empowers the homeowner with the knowledge necessary to work with a contractor and oversee the entire renovation: they will be able to tell if they are being given a fair price, if the job is taking the time it should, and if it is being done properly.
Guide to Log Home Construction Process acquiring planning (site), scheduling and managing sub-cont.
New methods of breaking into corporate networks are resulting in major losses. This book provides the latest information on how to guard against attacks and inform the IT manager of the products that can detect and prevent break-ins. Methods for authentication and encryption are explained, enabling the reader to understand when and where these developments apply. The latest incident handling procedures for detecting and recovering data from new viruses, in order to protect against major losses for corporations, are also included.
From the no. 1 Irish bestseller Creative, stylish and incredibly practical, Laura will change how you view your space and open up a world of new possibilities. With Gaff Goddess Laura de Barra proved she was the queen of She-IY, but that was just the beginning. In Decor Galore she takes us room by room with genius and stunning tips for how to revamp your home on any budget. Whether you want to maximise storage, create layered lighting, or install a new kitchen, Decor Galore has got you covered. Gaff Goddess empowered you to pick up a drill and now Decor Galore will empower you to create the home you've always wanted. Praise for Laura de Barra: 'Genuinely, hands-on empowering!' Marian Keyes 'An absolute bible for making your home your own' Emer McLysaght 'I wish I'd found Laura de Barra twenty years ago!' Louise McSharry
Don't panic at the prospect of home repair and maintenance With this informative and well-organized guide you'll have the knowledge and instruction you need to deal with or prevent scores of the most common problems in your home. Its 460 full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions show you how things work, what can go wrong, and whether there is a quick fix. You'll know when to call repair service and when you can do the work yourself. From painting to electrical work, plumbing, and maintenance, this book makes home repair and maintenance projects easy, providing clear, commonsense ways to save time and money. Topics covered include: Guidance on assessing the problem Essential information on tools, supplies and techniques every homeowner should have How to Paint Fixing scratches, squeaks, scrapes and chips Repairing leaks and clogs Electrical repairs you can do Dealing with mold, mildew, moss and dry rot Yard work Running an energy efficient homeAn extensive resource guide to products and Web sources is provided as well.
This superb do-it-yourself and home improvements handbook covers all the information you need about maintaining and improving your house or apartment with complete success, with detailed instructions and helpful hints and tips from expert authors. It shows the beginner the best way to tackle problems and gives practical and helpful advice on floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, drains, gutters, roofs, paths and drives, insulation and ventilation.
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