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A Guide to Major House Repairs Hardcover – 16 Aug 2012
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About the Author
Geoffrey West is a freelance journalist and author who, since 1989, has specialized in writing articles about the refurbishment of older houses for magazines and newspapers, including Period House & Its Garden, Period Living, Practical Householder, The Times and The Sunday Times. A keen DIY builder, Geoffrey has, amongst other things, built extensions to various houses, renewed floors and walls suffering from dry rot, and taught himself plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying and other building skills.
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4 September 2012
This book is excellent, given the author's intentions. It is not a DIY manual or a 'How To...' book. It is a book which aims to help those who might wish to employ a builder, or who are looking around with a view to buying a house. It covers all those areas which might go wrong with a house, and which might become very expensive problems. It is written to make the reader feel more confident, and be better informed, when talking to building professionals. The book is well illustrated and the subjects are discussed in a clear and informative manner.
17 December 2012
This is a useful book if you are dealing with a house that has problems. The second half covers the practical side of things and offers sound, specific advice. Unlike many books that do this it has some great photographs. I especially like the pictures of building defects like dry rot that help you to identify problems and work out how to fix them.