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A good all rounder!,
This review is from: Old House Handbook: A Practical Guide to Care and Repair (Hardcover)
This is a reasonably well put together book, covering most of the main areas that you would expect of such a text. It is well illustrated with a good selection of colour photos and the text is well explained in a relatively user friendly way. Like most texts that cover this subject, it is short on the actual DIY facts to enable you to carry out many of the jobs yourself, leaning more on the 'call in the experts' approach, so don't expect to go away from this and crack on with the jobs yourself! It rightly promotes traditional building solutions, so you will come away with a good basic knowledge of the 'craft' of traditional building and repairs, which should go some way in influencing a more sympathetic approach to builing/restoration of properties.