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A Guide to Major House Repairs

Geoffrey West

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 192

  • Publisher: Crowood

  • Date Published: Aug 2012

  • Stock Code: 78993

  • ISBN: 9781847973863

  • Binding: Hardback

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A Guide to Major House Repairs provides a concise, easy-to-understand guide to building damage. It details types of building problems and outlines steps for DIY and professional repair work. Packed with advice from experts, it also examines how major deterioration can develop from less serious faults that can be fixed earlier in the process, saving the homeowner time and money. The book covers the following:

  • Understanding the survey when buying a home
  • The different types of construction trades and professions, and how to find a builder
  • Getting finance
  • Subsidence damage
  • Wall and roof problems
  • Issues arising from damp and flooding
  • Rots and Infestations
  • Correction of poor DIY work
  • Accidental and weather damage
  • Issues to consider when repairing listed buildings
  • Materials and how they're used
  • How a house is built
  • Comprehensive glossaries of trade terms

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