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Home Extension Manual: The step-by-step guide to planning, building and managing a project: 3rd Edition

Ian Rock

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 248

  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd

  • Date Published: May 2018

  • Stock Code: 40078

  • ISBN: 9781785211706

  • Binding: Hardback

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Many people are looking at ways to extend their homes rather than move house, but ‘getting the builders in’ can be a recipe for disaster unless you really know what you are doing. Whether you plan to employ a building contractor or tackle some of the works yourself, this best-selling manual will show you how to stay firmly in control, resulting in a high-quality extension, completed on time and within budget. This new edition will include all the up-do-date information on complying with the latest Building Regs and Planning requirements, CAD design, energy-efficiency, under floor heating, bi-folds, liquid screeds, woodburning stoves and renewable energy.

Key content

  • How to select good builders
  • Professional advice on employing and managing contractors
  • How to make massive savings managing your building project while employing specialist trades where needed.
  • Getting the best from Planners, Building Control, Architects and Surveyors.
  • Designing your dream extension, including timber frame and pure glass options.
  • Avoiding liability for injury, damage, delays and cost overruns.
  • How to get trade discounts buying materials
  • Managing Building Control site inspections
  • Foundations, site investigations and drainage.
  • Constructing walls, floors, roofs, and fitting windows & doors.
  • 1st and 2nd fix electrics, plumbing, heating, kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Successful completion and snagging

Promotion plans

'ideal for anyone who dreads 'getting the builders in'. Period House

'comprehensive' telegraph.co.uk

About the Author

Ian Rock

Ian Rock is an experienced chartered surveyor who writes for leading home improvement magazines such as Homebuilding & Renovating and Period Living, and is a well-known speaker at property conferences. He has designed and managed numerous home extension projects and is director of the price comparison website www.RightSurvey.co.uk. His other books for Haynes include the bestselling Victorian House Manual and Loft Conversion manual.

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