Written by qualified Building Control Officer Paul Hymers, The Complete Handbook of Home Extensions provides expert advice on extending your property and creating a useful and valuable addition to your home. Coming in a handy size, the book starts with the planning stages and guides you through each step of the extension while expert tips offer help on dealing with builders and architects and the building regulations you have to abide by. The book also covers how the law relates to you and gives advice on approaching local authorities with confidence and ease. The regulations surrounding conservatories and loft conversions are also featured.
Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating is a practical guide to restyling your home, covering from the initial planning stages through to the finishing touches. Perfect for anyone thinking about a change, the hardback offers a room-by-room approach with clear instructions, gorgeous photographs and sensible guidance. From the experts at DK, the book offers a brilliant mix of inspiration and practical advice that is sure to help you when decorating.
A fantastic accompaniment to the BBC2 TV series, Restoration Home ? presented here in an attractive paperback edition ? is an extraordinary journey of discovery that will help you learn all of the secrets that your house holds. Written by Gavin Weightman, this practical and intriguing guide is broken down into useful chapters that offer handy hints on how to identify the key features of your property and get your hands on important resources such as maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories. A must for history fans and property fanatics, as well as those who are interested to learn more about the four walls in which they reside.
Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things from Reader's Digest shows how you can polish your shoes with toothpaste, and also clean piano keys and even remove ink stains with the stuff. It also has a variety of uses for foil, varnish and tights. The book contains thousands of intriguing ways to get the maximum potential out of more than 200 everyday items.
First published in 1856, The Pocket Enquire Within is now a glorious window into Victorian domestic life. Written by George Armstrong, this wonderful hardback is full of domestic wisdom such as the correct way to carve a partridge and how to use egg whites to repair broken china. Covering the art of entertaining, etiquette and household management, this is a fascinating insight into day-to-day Victorian Britain, including some timeless wisdom that we would do well to heed today!