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How to Afford a Log Home - Save 25 Percent Without Lifting a Log (Paperback, 5th): Carl Heldmann How to Afford a Log Home - Save 25 Percent Without Lifting a Log (Paperback, 5th)
Carl Heldmann
R369 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R52 (14%) Out of stock

This completely updated fifth edition tells you everything you need to know to get the log home of your dreams at an affordable price. Learn how to avoid a down payment, lower the amount of your mortgage, or get a larger home for what you budgeted, and save 25 percent off your construction and site-preparation costs. Sixteen pages of full-color photos give you a sampling of today's log home styles and sizes.Use this guide to: select the ideal log home kit for your space and design requirements; buy land at the best price and with the fewest restrictions; learn about general contracting and management skills you already possess; obtain a construction loan as well as mortgage financing; estimate your costs accurately to avoid unpleasant surprises; find the best suppliers and get great discounts; choose reliable subcontractors and schedule their work; get help and advice from log home manufacturers.Inside you'll find a list of log home manufacturers and suppliers, along with a glossary of construction terms and sample forms and contracts for every phase of the project. (8 1/2 x 11, 96 pages, color photos, sample forms)

Weatherproofing - The DIY Guide to Keeping Your Home Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer, and Dry All Year Around... Weatherproofing - The DIY Guide to Keeping Your Home Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer, and Dry All Year Around (Paperback)
Skills Institute Press
R353 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R56 (16%) Out of stock

Homeowners will learn how to fight rising energy costs and unpredictable weather with this clear, easy-to-follow guide to the ins and outs of weatherproofing your home. This book teaches what every homeowner should know about weatherproofing their home. It's not about fancy renovations or style. Instead, it's solid basic information that will help readers make their houses into warm, weather-tight family homes. Whether you need to add insulation in your attic or weather-strip your doors, this book has the details homeowners need to keep their home comfortable year round.

Fences for Pasture and Garden (Paperback, Reissue): Gail Damerow Fences for Pasture and Garden (Paperback, Reissue)
Gail Damerow
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Out of stock

Filled with sound, up-to-date advice and instruction, this complete guide makes fence building a task anyone can tackle with confidence.

Log Homes Made Easy - Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home (Paperback): Jim Cooper Log Homes Made Easy - Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home (Paperback)
Jim Cooper
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Out of stock

Guide to Log Home Construction Process acquiring planning (site), scheduling and managing sub-cont.

Green House - Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home (Paperback): Norm Crampton Green House - Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home (Paperback)
Norm Crampton
R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Out of stock

The realities of climate change can be overwhelming, but the good news is that-with your help-global warming can be slowed and ultimately stopped. You may already recycle those newspapers and milk cartons, and perhaps you have a compost pile in the backyard. But what about that old inkjet cartridge? Or that scratched CD? Green House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home is an A to Z guide to disposing and recycling all varieties of common household trash, from broken appliances to spent smoke detectors and cell phones to pet waste. With a sense of humor and an eye towards modern-day practicalities, Norm Crampton discusses the most environmentally-friendly methods of dealing with household waste, and when there are multiple disposal options, he describes the ins and outs of each alternative. Crampton also points out that some trash may be someone else's treasure-some recyclers may pay you for your old cell phone and your cooking grease can become bio-fuel For homeowners and apartment dwellers alike, Green House is a handy little reference book and the first step towards reducing your ecological footprint.

Knack Home Repair & Maintenance - An Illustrated Problem Solver (Paperback): Terry Meany Knack Home Repair & Maintenance - An Illustrated Problem Solver (Paperback)
Terry Meany
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Out of stock

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.

Marge's Custom Slipcovers - Easy to Make & Snug Fitting (Paperback): Marge Jones Marge's Custom Slipcovers - Easy to Make & Snug Fitting (Paperback)
Marge Jones
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Out of stock

Marge Jones has mastered an alternative slip-covering technique to help people with all levels of sewing skills create their own snug-fitting covers for chairs, benches, sofas, and more. With detailed instructions and photos, Marge guides you through the process of refurbishing and customizing virtually all your living room, dining room, bedroom, and even patio furniture. Her method eliminates the muslin or paper pattern-making process, saving precious time and energy, while achieving a tighter, more attractive fit. This edition includes special sections on how to install essential components such as zippers and decking, and tips on how to add height to and restyle arms on furniture. Snug-fit, easy-to-make custom slipcovers fit so well that the furniture looks brand new. Home furnishings of all shapes and sizes are restored in this indispensable manual, proving that almost all furniture can be custom-slip-covered.

Swim Pool Maintenance - Swimming Pool Cleaning Made Easy With This DIY Pool Maintenance Checklist; Customized Pool Maintenance... Swim Pool Maintenance - Swimming Pool Cleaning Made Easy With This DIY Pool Maintenance Checklist; Customized Pool Maintenance Book; Swimming Pool Maintenance Log Book; Swim Pool Maintenance; Basic Pool Maintenance Item; Pool Cleaning Accessories Kit (Paperback)
Pool Works Publishing
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Out of stock
From Clutter to Clarity - Clean Up Your Mindset to Clear Out Your Clutter (Paperback): Kerri Richardson From Clutter to Clarity - Clean Up Your Mindset to Clear Out Your Clutter (Paperback)
Kerri Richardson
R352 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R54 (15%) Out of stock

Reclaim your space, inside and out When you look at the clutter in your home, does it feel like you need an excavator to find the calm beneath the chaos? Do you try again and again to implement sustainable organizational systems without any success? Does the reason for your clutter always seem to come down to too little time or not enough space? If so, the time has come to look at the clutter beneath the clutter--the fears, doubts, and energy drains that are the true culprits of the muck. In the follow-up to her Wall Street Journal best-selling book What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, decluttering expert, lifestyle designer, and coach Kerri Richardson helps you to: * Understand the three core causes of clutter and how they directly manifest in specific rooms and forms of clutter * Use practical and actionable exercises to clear out your clutter hot spots * Reclaim your personal space for the thoughts, things, and people in your life that are important to you Whether you are tackling perfectionism, procrastination, or toxic relationships, Richardson's straightforward advice will help you to finally clear those stubborn stacks, piles, and boxes for a clean start, with a wealth of space for your freedom and happiness to grow.

Brian Santos' Painting Secrets (Paperback): Brian Santos Brian Santos' Painting Secrets (Paperback)
Brian Santos
R479 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R60 (13%) Out of stock

Features: Brian brings a bright new perspective to the principles of colour, helping consumers to make confident decisions; Unlike other paint books, the process of painting is emphasised; Clever 'Wall Wizard' tips make painting simple and fun. For example, mix 1 gallon of warm water and cup of fabric softener to clean brushes in 10 seconds; Decorative techniques for ragging, sponging, glazing, and using unusual tools for designer effects; Detailed coverage of tools and supplies, including varnishes, stains, and glazes.

Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses (Hardcover, Rev ed): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses (Hardcover, Rev ed)
Albert Jackson, David Day
R590 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R126 (21%) Out of stock

After the destructive 60s and 70s when it was fashionable to "modernise" properties by covering over or removing old features, the many home-owners today are now keen to restore their homes to their orginal state, not just to add period, but also to increase the value of their property.;This text is a comprehensive, photographic guide to renovating and maintaining the decorative architectural features of older houses. It functions as both a sourcebook of historical styles and as a practical manual on the care and repair of houses built between the mid-18th century and the outbreak of World War II.;The text includes: external features and roofs - brickwork, stucco, stonework, balconies, gates, railings, decorative woodwork, wooden wall cladding, slate & tiled roofs, shingles, bargeboards, chimneys; interior walls and ceilings - plasterwork, ornamental mouldings, wall tiles, carved woodwork, wall panelling and finishes; floors - flagstones, floorboards, parquet floors, quarry tiles, decorative painting; doors and windows - doorcases and door surrounds, panelled and glazed doors, sash and casement windows, leaded lights, stained and patterned glass, fanlights, shutters, door and window furniture; stairs - wooden staircases, stone steps, balusters, newel posts, handrails; fireplaces - mantelpieces, grates, hearths, stoves, tiled and marble fireplaces.

Guide to Looking After Your Property - Everything you need to know about maintaining your home (Paperback, New): Jeff Howell Guide to Looking After Your Property - Everything you need to know about maintaining your home (Paperback, New)
Jeff Howell 2
R451 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R76 (17%) Out of stock

For 10 years Jeff Howell has been answering readers' queries about property through his very popular 'Ask Jeff' column in the Sunday Telegraph. This book, in user-friendly Question and Answer format, addresses all the issues every home owner needs to know. Packed with expert tips, Jeff Howell offers comprehensive and authoritative advice on everything from boilers and builders, to central heating, condensation, damp proofing, dry rot, plumbing and woodworm. Using readers' stories as case histories, this authoritative book is the key to understanding how to maintain your home properly. How do you decide what needs doing and when? How do you find a decent builder? How do you judge if the work has been done to the right standard? All the answers and more are here in this clearly presented, accessible and practical book. For all the latest information visit Jeff Howell's website: www.askjeff.co.uk

Collins Complete Home Restoration Manual - How to Restore and Maintain the Older House (Hardcover, Reissue): Albert Jackson,... Collins Complete Home Restoration Manual - How to Restore and Maintain the Older House (Hardcover, Reissue)
Albert Jackson, David Day
R470 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R94 (20%) Out of stock

A practical guide to renovating and maintaining the decorative architectural features of older houses, in particular those built between 1750 and 1939.;After the 1960s and 1970s, when it was fashionable to "modernize" properties by covering over or removing old features, the majority of home-owners are now keen to restore their homes to their original state, not just to add period character but also to increase the value of the property. The book includes information on all styles of period doors, windows, fireplaces, brickwork and flooring; practical advice for those choosing to do the work, or for those wishing to brief a builder; how to create period bathrooms and kitchens and install authentic lighting.

Collins Period House - An Owner's Guide (Paperback): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Period House - An Owner's Guide (Paperback)
Albert Jackson, David Day
R400 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R80 (20%) Out of stock

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-18th century and outbreak of the Second World War, this text is a source of reference and advice for anybody owning or living in a period property. It aims to act as a home owner's guide to the styles and features of period property and should prove useful for examining the history and design of different architectural features. The book also provides advice on restoration and repair work.

Same Place, More Space (Paperback): Karl Champley Same Place, More Space (Paperback)
Karl Champley
R430 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R86 (20%) Out of stock

Master carpenter and DIY Network host Karl Champley offers 50 home improvement projects to maximize space in any dwelling, no matter how big or small. Keeping an eye on style and economy, Champley outlines tools, materials, and techniques for searching out and using hidden-away space to achieve incredible results. Readers will learn how to carve out shelving niches between studs in the wall, tuck more into kitchen cupboards, build hidey-holes beneath floor boards, and much more. The projects range from easy organization solutions to weekend construction projects and more ambitious undertakings. With easy-to-follow instructions for making more out of less, detailed illustrations, and no-nonsense advice on clutter control, Same Place, More Space makes it simple to create a more functional, expansive, and beautiful home without moving or remodeling.

Mrs.Beeton's Book of Household Management (Hardcover, Facsimile edition): Mrs Beeton Mrs.Beeton's Book of Household Management (Hardcover, Facsimile edition)
Mrs Beeton 2
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Out of stock

An affordable and attractive edition of a culinary classic. Includes a wealth of recipes to suit every taste and budget. Gives practical advice on many different aspects of household management.

Help, It's Broken! - A Fix-It Bible for the Repair Impaired (Paperback): Arianne Cohen Help, It's Broken! - A Fix-It Bible for the Repair Impaired (Paperback)
Arianne Cohen
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Out of stock

No matter where you live and whether you rent or own, one day you'll wake up in the morning and something will be broken. This book will come in handy to avoid panic and home repair disasters because a good reference guide is just what you need when there's a geyser in your living room. Count on this manual to tell you what to do or who to call to get the mess fixed.


This useful book includes chapters on:
Walls, Doors, Windows and Floors; Electricity; Appliances; Plumbing; Heat and Ventilation; Pests; Frugal Fixing and more.


Each section is illustrated and explains the basics of how things operate before detailing how to fix them in a few easy steps. It also teaches you not only how to fix things yourself but also how to get someone who knows what they're doing to fix things for you and what questions to ask.


This quick and informative guide can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of hassle. From unclogging drains to expelling rodents, from repairing stained carpet to fixing your dishwasher, you can depend on this book in any number of household catastrophes.


Even if you can barely tell a nut from a bolt, "Help It's Broken" is your quick reference guide for all home-repair solutions. Consider it""a toolbox essential.

Decor Galore - The Essential Guide to Styling Your Home (Hardcover): Laura De Barra Decor Galore - The Essential Guide to Styling Your Home (Hardcover)
Laura De Barra
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Out of stock

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

Collins Plumbing and Central Heating (Paperback, 3rd Ed): David Day, Albert Jackson Collins Plumbing and Central Heating (Paperback, 3rd Ed)
David Day, Albert Jackson
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Out of stock

'Collins Plumbing and Central Heating' contains the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date advice on home plumbing and central heating available.

Whether it's just a case of fixing a leaking tap or, more ambitiously, installing central heating, this book has the information you need to complete the job simply and safely.

• Emergency Repairs
• Taps, Sinks, Baths and Showers
• Boilers and Radiators
• Identify Faults and Maintenance
• Safety Tips
• Tools for the Job

With over 400 colour illustrations and photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions, 'Collins Plumbing and Central Heating' is one book to help you turn your good intention into a job well done!

It's So Natural Housebook - How to Conserve Energy and Save Money in and Around Your Home (Paperback): Alan B. Hayes It's So Natural Housebook - How to Conserve Energy and Save Money in and Around Your Home (Paperback)
Alan B. Hayes
R136 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R27 (20%) Out of stock

As resources dwindle and the price of heating and cooling houses rises, it makes sense to lower energy bills and find ways to conserve water, electricity and money. This easy-to-follow book offers tips, instructions and advice on how to do this. Topics covered include conservation and recycling, how to conserve electricity, using solar energy and enjoying chemical-free gardens.

Wiring and Lighting - Second Edition (Paperback): Chris Kitcher Wiring and Lighting - Second Edition (Paperback)
Chris Kitcher
R455 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R36 (8%) Out of stock

Wiring and Lighting provides a comprehensive guide to DIY wiring around the home. It sets out the regulations and legal requirements surrounding electrical installation work, giving clear guidelines that will enable the reader to understand what electrical work they are able to carry out, and what the testing and certification requirements are once the work is completed. Through step-by-step diagrams and photos, the book covers wiring for a wide range of tasks by examining the components of electrical systems and installations, including: different types of circuits; types of cables and cable installation under floors and through joists; isolating, earthing and bonding; accessory boxes and fixings; voltage bands; detailed advice on safety such as manual handling, working at height and electrical shock risk. Finally, schedules for inspection, testing and certification, and relevant sections of the Building Regulations are covered. Wiring and Lighting is fully updated in line with the 18th edition wiring regulations.

Welding, - Principles and Applications (Hardcover, 5th edition): Larry Jeffus Welding, - Principles and Applications (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Larry Jeffus
R3,465 R2,968 Discovery Miles 29 680 Save R497 (14%) Out of stock

Available in full-color, the fifth edition of Welding: Principles and Applications features more tight shots of actual welds to speed beginners to an understanding of a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies, each section begins by introducing readers to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to know to successfully execute a specific process. Remaining chapters in the section zero in on individual welding tasks and must-know techniques. Comprehensive coverage spans from specific welding processes to discussion of related topics, including welding metallurgy, metal fabrication, weld testing and inspection, joint design, and job costing. Objectives, key terms, review questions, lab experiments, and practice exercises in every chapter are also included to focus attention on information and skills required for success as a professional welder.

Major Alterations and Conversions: A BRE Guide to Radon Remedial Measures in Existing Dwellings - (BR 267) (Paperback): C. R.... Major Alterations and Conversions: A BRE Guide to Radon Remedial Measures in Existing Dwellings - (BR 267) (Paperback)
C. R. Scivyer
R615 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R52 (8%) Out of stock

Describes how radon-protection measures may be incorporated within a building when major alterations or conversion works are being carried out.

Posh: Deluxe Organizer (Paisley Tiger) 17-Month 2021-2022 Monthly/Weekly Planner Calendar - Paisley Tiger (Calendar): Andrews... Posh: Deluxe Organizer (Paisley Tiger) 17-Month 2021-2022 Monthly/Weekly Planner Calendar - Paisley Tiger (Calendar)
Andrews McMeel Publishing
R540 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R232 (43%) Out of stock

The fashionable and functional Posh: Deluxe Organizer 2021-2022 17-Month Monthly/Weekly Planning Calendar is perfect for anyone who prefers the traditional method of planning. Sturdy, hard cover with a tiger print pattern embellished with navy blue foil Removable product tab Spiral Bound Elastic band closure Two convenient pockets 17 months from August 2021-December 2022 17 reinforced monthly tabs Weekly and monthly planning pages Customizable Monthly Habit Trackers Inspirational quotes 2021-2022 Holiday Planning Pages Reference Pages: 2023 planning; Sections for Movies to See; Books to Read; Special Days; Gifts to Buy; Places to Go; Notes Three sheets of 3" x 3" perforated squares to tear out for lists, notes, etc. Sticker pages Measures 6 3/4" x 9" closed; 9" x 14" open Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink

Japanese Knives and Sharpening Techniques (Paperback): Tsukiyama Yoshitaka Cutlery Japanese Knives and Sharpening Techniques (Paperback)
Tsukiyama Yoshitaka Cutlery
R614 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R108 (18%) Out of stock

Traditional Japanese kitchen knives are gaining as high recognition and attention as Japanese food itself. This book covers everything on knives, from Japanese and Chinese to western, from their styles, features, basic knowledge of knives to sharpening stones and techniques all in a single volume. Written in both English and Japanese, this book will appeal to those with a desire to learn about Japanese knives and unique sharpening techniques, or who wish to learn more about the rich culture and tradition to people outside of Japan.

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