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Do it with an Architect: How to Survive Refurbishing Your Home Paperback – 18 Nov 1999

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 01 edition (18 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840001941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840001945
  • Package Dimensions: 24.8 x 16 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 991,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whether you want to build your own home, convert your existing house or flat, or extend your living space, employing an architect will enable you to achieve the very best results. Written by two well-established architects, this practical guide explains step-by-step each design and administrative stage of a successful refurbishment, from choosing an architect and negotiating fees, discussing and finalizing the design and gaining planning permission, to choosing a builder, monitoring the construction and completing the project. Examples of standard contracts and forms allow you to familiarize yourself with all the practicalities. At the end of the book ten case studies, illustrated with plans and photographs, describe projects ranging from a complete 'new build' house to a loft conversion and a kitchen extension. This book enables you to realize your own ideal home within your budget as smoothly as possible.

About the Author

Barbara Weiss has been a member of the RIBA since 1984. She founded her own company in 1987, which has been responsible for the design and refurbishment of many high-quality homes for individual clients, since featured in such publications as Ideal Home and Good Housekeeping. Since qualifying in the early 1960s Louis Hellman has become well known for his incisive ability to capture the world of architecture through cartoons. Cartoonist for The Architects' Journal since 1967, his work has also been published extensively in the national press and in architecture and design magazines. Barbara lives in Islington and Louis in Ealing.

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