DIY Books for Beginners - The Perfect House Warming Gift!

Whether you're looking for DIY books to help you with your home renovations or need the perfect gift for friends or family members that have just moved into a new place, we have loads of options for you. If you've never repaired and decorated a house before it can be really useful to have a book with clear instructions to help you out. So, here is our list of DIY books for beginners, great for you if you have some work to do or perfect as house warming gifts...

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1. Collins Complete DIY Manual

Collins Complete DIY Manual - Hardback - 9780007425952 - Albert Jackson
  • £7.99

Albert Jackson

This bestselling DIY manual has been used and loved by beginners and experts alike. This edition features information and tips on decorating, electricity, plumbing and more. Packed with illustrations to aid you with your projects, you'll be able to carry out your DIY tasks efficiently and, most importantly, safely every time. Plus, the book comes with money- and energy-saving ideas to help you make the most of your home projects.

2. Do-It-Yourself Woodwork in the Home

  • £3.69

Mike Collins

This guide to woodwork at home is the perfect handbook for new homeowners. Taking you through the basics of wood-working, including how to replace skirting boards, fix cladding, replace doors and install locks. There is a guide to power tools and loads of information about different types of wood, hinges, fixtures and fittings. With this handy book under your arm, your DIY projects and renovations will always go smoothly.


3. Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How

  • £12.79

Editors of Fine Homebuilding

This handy house warming gift is brilliant for all home-based projects, from simple wiring to full room renovations. With nearly 1000 pages of step-by-step instructions and expert advice, you won't go wrong with this brilliant DIY book. Topics include Fixing a Leaky Faucet, Stain Removal, Roof Repair and Porches and Patios. Check out this fantastic book from the editors of Fine Homebuilding and learn the ropes from the experts.

4. Upcycling

  • £17.60

Max McMurdo

This interesting DIY book shows you how to upcycle, taking old items you'd normally throw away and turning them into something new. Max McMurdo shows you simple ways to refurbish your old belongings to give you the joy of becoming your own interior designer. The designs and ideas vary in difficulty and time to complete so you can start easy and gradually build up your skillset over time. See what upcycling can do for your home with this great book.


5. Contemporary Furniture

  • £18.09


Popular Woodworking and American Woodworker

In this brilliant DIY book Popular Woodworking and American Woodworker give you 20 original furniture projects to try, all in the style of contemporary designs. The step-by-step instructions and diagrams show you how to make tables, sideboards and more. The designs are made to suit any room or decor so these ideas will suit every home and acts as the perfect house warming present.


That should be plenty to keep you busy but if you still need more DIY ideas then check out our full range of DIY & home improvement books.