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Roofing & Insulation - Mike Lawrence

Roofing & Insulation

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Keeping a house weatherproof and in good condition is an ongoing task. Under constant attack from a combination of heat, cold, wind and rain, it is vital that the right protection is in place to keep the elements at bay.

This book gives guidance on a wide range of roofing and weatherproofing jobs, as well as home insulation; all important in keeping problems, and bill, to a minimum.

Topics covered include: roofing jobs; replacing tiles, slates and repairing flashings; repairing chimney stacks, woodwork, gutters and downpipes; weatherproofing jobs; replacing putty, sealing window frames and repairing brickwork; roof, loft and wall insulation; draughtproofing, and finally double glazing & soundproofing.

About the Author

Mike Lawrence is an experienced author, editor and DIY consultant. He has written and/or contributed to over 40 books and has contributed to many DIY magazines. 262 photos & line drawings

Introductionp. 6
The Basics
Surveying your housep. 7
Raw materialsp. 10
Shopping and safetyp. 18
Access equipmentp. 19
Using ladders safelyp. 20
Using access towersp. 22
Working on the roofp. 24
Roofing Jobs
Replacing tilesp. 26
Replacing slatesp. 28
Patching a flat roofp. 29
Resurfacing a flat roofp. 30
Repairing a glass roofp. 32
Repairing a corrugated roofp. 33
Repairing flashingsp. 34
Repairing chimney-stacksp. 36
Dealing with disused fluesp. 38
Repairing eaves woodworkp. 40
Repairing guttersp. 42
Repairing downpipes and hoppersp. 44
Repairing valley guttersp. 46
Weatherproofing Jobs
Replacing puttyp. 48
Repairing leaded lightsp. 50
Sealing round framesp. 51
Repairing defective brickworkp. 52
Clearing DPC bridgesp. 54
Insulating Jobs
Laying blanket loft insulationp. 56
Laying loose-fill loft insulationp. 58
Improving loft ventilationp. 59
Insulating roof slopes and loft roomsp. 60
Insulating flat roofsp. 62
Insulating exterior wallsp. 64
Insulating tanks and cylindersp. 67
Insulating pipeworkp. 70
Insulating floorsp. 72
Draught-proofing doors and windowsp. 74
Double glazingp. 79
Sound-proofingp. 82
Fitting ventilatorsp. 84
Expensive Jobs
Finding a contractorp. 85
Quotationsp. 86
Getting professional helpp. 87
Facts and Figures
Tiles and slatesp. 89
Flat roof materialsp. 90
Damp-proofing materialsp. 91
Insulation materialsp. 92
Draught-proofing materialsp. 93
Glossary and Useful Addressesp. 94
Indexp. 95
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ISBN: 9781861264640
ISBN-10: 186126464X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.454