This invaluable guide to renovation and repairs, from property developer, building expert and television presenter Sarah Beeny, has been revised and updated for 2008 with all new pricing information. The book provides a break down of what is involved in any building task imaginable. Part one examines the job needed and how to find the right contractors for the job, how to estimate the time the job will take and how to calculate quotes. Part two reveals exactly how much you should be paying for work done. Every job is covered, from the simplest rewiring or emergency repair to large-scale building jobs, inside and out. In this latest edition Sarah includes even more advice on just how to keep a job small, how to avoid lengthy delays and ways to keep the cost of the project down. She looks at building regulations and planning permissions and provides a checklist of exactly which jobs you need to seek permissions for. Price the Job now also covers money-saving 'green' home improvements such as installing a water butt, insulating a loft and recycling old materials, and highlights just have much you can save in a year. Packed with Sarah's practical and straightforward advice, 'Price the Job' is an indispensable guide for anyone contemplating undertaking any type of building work in their home.