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Fix it Yourself! : A Practical Guide to Essential Home Repairs and Maintenance - Reader's Digest

Fix it Yourself!

A Practical Guide to Essential Home Repairs and Maintenance

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Don't wait for that elusive (and expensive) tradesperson to call - with the help of this brilliant home maintenance manual you can tackle all of those repair and maintenance jobs yourself! From leaking gutters or squeaking floorboards to peeling paint, torn flyscreens or a sagging fence, you can save money and have the satisfaction of doing the job yourself.

Prepared by a team of Australian and New Zealand experts, this updated edition contains:

  • Practical information and advice on how to improve your home and garden, such as installing insulation, harvesting and recycling water, installing a skylight, and improving your home's energy efficiency.
  • Feature boxes with green tips on choosing renewable flooring, power usage meters, draughtproofing windows, doors and floors, water-saving hardware and more.
  • Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions showing you the best way to tackle each problem
  • Advice on how to prevent the problems before they begin
  • Recommendations for the best tools and equipment for the job

1. Know your home p. 6
2. Basic skills and tools p. 26
3. Home decorating p. 66
4. Floor coverings p.120
5. Fixtures and fittings p.1252
6. Doors and windows p.186
7. Walls, ceilings and fireplaces p.218
8. Floors and staircases p.252
9. Electricity, water and gas p.262
10. Outdoor maintenance p.296
11. DIY in the garden p.318
12. Rules and regulations p.378
Glossary p.390
Index p.393
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ISBN: 9781921569777
ISBN-10: 1921569778
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st August 2010
Weight (kg): 1.778