The Complete Guide to Renovating and Improving Your Property by Liz Hodgkinson
Praise and Reviews A guiding light on the bewildering home improvements scene. A must-have book that you should read cover to cover and refer to again and again - but never lend to others! If Liz hasn`t mentioned it, it`s not worth thinking about Angus Purden, Presenter, Room for Improvement, Channel 4 The Complete Guide to Renovating and Improving Your Property will help you make the right decision about every aspect of property improvement - what is worth the effort and what will be a good investment. Amusing and enjoyable, it advises you on how and when to employ every type of professional, from builders to surveyors, and how to get the very best from them. Informative and down-to-earth, it provides expert advice on a wealth of topics such as: arranging the finance finding a good builder project management surveys and valuations planning regulations kitchens and bathrooms extensions and loft conversions renovation and restoration conversions new-build homes Whether you are planning to undertake major renovation work, home improvements, conversions, or even build a house yourself, this practical book is essential reading. Packed with eye-opening real-life stories and a resource section filled with useful addresses and Web sites, anyone facing the minefield of home improvement will find this book indispensable.