- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1st Edition edition (28 April 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861262914
- ISBN-13: 978-1861262912
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Home Extensions: Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension Hardcover – 28 Apr 2000
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About the Author
Laurie Williams is a freelance estimator with over thirty years' experience in the building industry. He works for small, local builders on conversion projects and home extension, has built his own house, and has advised and assisted scores of families wishing to improve their homes. Laurie has written two other related books for The Crowood Press: Loft Conversions and Garage Conversions. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Every year thousands of homes are extended and altered to accommodate an increase in family members, an improvement in living standards or perhaps just an investment in the property. Read the first page
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes the book is useful but as I was in the building trade a few years ago (15) I do remember a lot of this. This book would be useful to someone with little or no knowledge of building. But it does not tell you everything you will need to know.
I found it did not go into enough detail in some areas like plumbing, heating controls etc. House design is changing & home automation is becomming more common as is underfloor heating.
It is very hard nowadays to get a book that covers all aspects. This book was helpful to myself.
This book is badly put together random paragraphs and looks rediculously outdated. It is littered with 'humorous' cartoons that I found stupid and patronising. It is laid out in magazine style but with less style and content.
Under the section for 'Installing a septic tank' for example, it tells you what one is, in about 3 sentences, no more information can be seen on septic tanks.
If you must by a book on building, you can spend your £12 in a much better way (I recommend The Housebuilders Bible)
The only thing that I can see anyone finding that this is a good book is if they have no previous building or DIY experience what so ever.
Project management forms in the appendix seem likely to help you save more than the purchase price of the book. As over reviews have said general info to get your project started and help you through. Not great though and nowhere near as funny as the house builder's bible or Internet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good book which I found full of interesting facts and recommendations about building your own extensions. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Daddy Rat
Good ideas to help me on my extension journey opens your eyes to the task ahead or it will put you offPublished on 13 Dec. 2013 by a l willis
Brilliant little book for the DIYer who doesn't really understand what is involved in building works. Clear drawings, explanations & photosPublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by Colin Low