A talented and skilled carpenter, builder and foreman, Keith has created a practical guide to project managing your own home/ building renovations. it will start you off at the very beginning with advice on how to get started, and it is filled with easy and acheivable projects within the home and help to solve any home building. renovation dilemmas.
Also included will be hints and tips on building, plumbing, painting, energy efficiency, cost saving and water conservation, as well as a list of top tips to consider when embarking upon a renovation, what to look out for, and who you need to appoint to help you achieve this.
About the Author
A talented and skilled carpenter, builder and foreman, Keith is also a popular television personality – best known as ‘The Blockinator’ for his role on Nine Network’s hugely successful series, The Block.
Keith joined The Block as the on-site foreman in the 2011 series and quickly became an audience favourite. His extensive building knowledge, easy going nature, and instinctive attention to detail proved key to keeping one step ahead of the contestants. With a firm, fair and friendly leadership style, he was able to gain the respect and trust of both the contestants and audience.
A true man’s man, Keith’s passions in life are sport and building. Growing up in Melbourne, he started his career in sport at the age of 15, representing Victoria in the Under 16 schoolboys’ AFL team and playing Under 19’s for North Melbourne. Keith also played district cricket for North Melbourne as opening bowler over four successful years, often bowling to past, present and future Test players. At age 17, Keith began an apprenticeship as a carpenter alongside his sporting commitments. When his sporting days were over, Keith was a fully qualified ‘chippie’ and began to build himself a successful career in the industry. At age 21, he had already built an entire primary school, and his drive for knowledge and success soon saw him become a highly respected builder in the industry. Over his 26 year career, Keith has been responsible for many of Victoria’s best buildings, overseeing the construction of everything from entire hotels to Toorak mansions.
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Comments about Be Your Own Builder:
Perhaps titled wrong, it's more just a manual on how to project manage paid trades. Not worth the purchase!
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 1st May 2015
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.5 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.97