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Master Basic DIY explains all the basic tasks and gives you all the information you need to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner. It offers insight into complex options and methods, and is full of practical information and indispensable tips to enable you to quickly see the results reflected in your DIY projects.
Master Basic DIY includes:
Part one - The basics
Chapter 1: Tools
Chapter 2: Top ten DIY jobs for homeowners
Chapter 3: Sequence of work
Chapter 4: From foundations to the ground floor slab
Chapter 5: Brickwork and blockwork
Chapter 6: Roofs, roof coverings and loft conversions
Chapter 7: Home electrics
Chapter 8: Plumbing, central heating and drainage
Chapter 9: Plastering, plasterboard and partition walls
Part two - Projects
Chapter 10: Basics
Chapter 11: Outside
Chapter 12: Inside
Chapter 13: Electrical
Chapter 14: Plumbing
Chapter 15: Decorating
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.