Self-Build Manual

How to plan, manage and build the home of your dreams

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338037

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 1313

Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing precisely this. But how exactly do you go about it? How much of the building work should you do yourself? This manual explains the entire process in plain English, backed up with hundreds of color photos showing real self-build projects taking shape. Each chapter is devoted to a key stage of the build from the foundations right through to snagging and completion. Whether you tackle some of the works yourself, or employ architects and contractors, this step-by-step guide will show you how to stay firmly in control, get to grips with the latest planning and building regulations, and complete your project on time and within budget.

Build Your Own House

The Complete Step-By-Step Manual

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844257140

Category: House construction

Page: 252

View: 6229

by Ian Rock Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing precisely this. But how exactly do you go about it? This manual explains the entire process in plain English, backed up with hundreds of colour photos showing real self-build projects taking shape. Each chapter is devoted to a key stage of the build from the foundations right through to snagging and completion. Whether you tackle some of the works yourself, or employ architects and contractors, this step-by-step guide will show you how to stay firmly in control, and cut out the stress, completing your project on time and within budget, and saving a small fortune! invaluable advice Your Home

The Home Extension Manual

The Step-By-Step Guide to Planning, Building and Managing a Project

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785211706


Page: 248

View: 1470

The Self-Build Dream

How to Build Your Own Home

Author: Jason Orme

Publisher: Ovolo Books

ISBN: 9781905959167


Page: 232

View: 9814

What's involved in building your own home?Designed to assist in deciding if self-build is for you, this book provides the answers to the question: 'What's involved in building your own home?' Selfbuild can be as simple as paying someone to do the whole thing or as complex as doing everything yourself - or anything inbetween.The choice is yours.

Housebuilder's Bible

Author: Mark Brinkley

Publisher: Ovolo Books

ISBN: 9781905959464

Category: Dwellings

Page: 384

View: 8938

A brand new edition of the UK's best-selling building guide.The ultimate guide to the processes and information needed to achieve success in any building project however large or small. Includes tables for costing materials and labour.

Grand Designs Handbook

The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home

Author: Kevin McCloud

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007307425

Category: House & Home

Page: 287

View: 9840

Packed with tools and tips, this essential guide provides the instructions any aspiring self-builder needs to ensure that their vision becomes reality. Organized into three main sections—Thinking, Dreaming, and Doing—guidelines are provided that cover every aspect of the build, from finding a plot, obtaining planning permission, and commissioning and briefing architects and builders up through implementing the build itself. Structured around fundamental locations—urban, suburban, and rural—a host of successful projects are featured, including, a reinvented violin factory, a converted barn, and a glass pavilion on a beach. Suggestions for using green design and building techniques are also provided.

Self Build

Design and Build Your Own Home

Author: Julian Owen

Publisher: Riba Publications

ISBN: 9781859461396

Category: House construction

Page: 163

View: 4597

This book, written by an experienced self build architect provides practical, step-by-step advice and guidance on how to build your own high quality, stylish home. Aimed at those who aspire to live in a tailor-made home that expresses their own style because existing houses for sale are either too dull or expensive, but who are daunted by the prospect. It dispels the myth that self-built houses either require you to get your hands dirty or result in little more than brick boxes.

Building the Perfect PC

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449396623

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 3187

Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market Yes, even if you’re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee it’s worth the effort. You’ll discover that the quality is better and the cost is much lower than any comparable off-the-shelf PC you can buy. Design the custom computer you want, and have fun doing it. Get high-quality PC hardware from local stores and online vendors Plan your computer project with a complete checklist Create the ideal PC that will run Windows 7 or Linux Take advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs Assemble, test, and configure your PC with ease Build a PC that meets your needs and fits your budget Written by hardware experts, this book delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether it’s a PC for general use, extreme gaming, a media center, or home server. Straightforward language, clear directions, and easy-to-follow illustrations make this guide a breeze for computer builders of any skill level, even those with no experience. Building the Perfect PC presents six in-depth custom PC projects: Mainstream PC -- Fast, flexible, quiet, and reliable at a reasonable price Extreme System -- A wicked fast PC for video editing, gaming, and more Media Center -- One PC to replace your TiVo, game console, DVD, and CD player Home Server -- Ideal home network hub to store, share, and secure data Appliance PC -- A tiny, quiet, inexpensive PC you can put anywhere Budget System -- Reliable and highly functional at a low, low price


Author: Larry Haun

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561581674

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 201

View: 1298

Drawing on his half-century of experience as a builder, the author outlines step-by-step instructions on how to construct a home safely, complete with trade tips and shortcuts from the pros. IP.

Camaro Restoration

Author: Tom Currao,Tim Currao

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895863751

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 9151

Camaro sweeping the country! And with the help of the Camaro Restoration Handbook, you can restore your 1967 through 1981 Camaro either piece by piece, or from the ground up! Authors Tom Currao and Ron Sessions detail the complete restoration process necessary to turn any street-beaten Camaro into a true show winner! With over 500 photos and drawings, it's the most complete Camaro restoration resource available!

Overlanders' Handbook

Worldwide Route and Planning Guide: Car, 4wd, Van, Truck

Author: Chris Scott

Publisher: Trailblazer Editions

ISBN: 9781905864874

Category: Adventure travel

Page: 608

View: 1439

The second edition of the Overlanders' Handbook, the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America, has been re-researched and updated into a more compact book.

The Home Insulation Manual

Author: Ian Alistair Rock

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9780857332752

Category: Dwellings

Page: 140

View: 2432

The first step for every home is insulation, and, for many, the DIY route can be the best option. But every home is different, and this manual can help you identify the best options for you, enabling you to spend money where it's most effective and prevent the wrong kind of improvements.

Zombie Survival Manual

From the dawn of time onwards (all variations)

Author: Sean T Page

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857334732

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 2305

What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Would you know how to protect your family, forage for food and hold your own if confronted by the undead? Packed with vital information about how to prepare yourself (mentally and physically) and your surroundings for attack, the Zombie Survival Manual will also include advice on how to flourish in a post-apocalyptic world. Accompanied by illustrations, maps, diagrams and step-by-step instructions, this manual will be essential reading for those interested in protecting themselves, their families and society at large from the living dead.

How to Rebuild Small-Block Ford Engines

Author: Tom Monroe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656892

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6864

Provides detailed instructions for the examination, disassembly, maintenance, repair, reassembly, and installation of small-block Ford eight cylinder engines

Self Build Simplified

Author: Barry Sutcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781533586766


Page: 556

View: 6012

Written by "GRAND DESIGNS" Self Build Expert Barry Sutcliffe, this book sets about debunking the myths and revealing the hidden and often surprising secrets of the UK's self build industry. Over its 16 chapters and 550 pages it turns the industry upside down and shakes it until all the rubbish, the unnecessary and the inappropriate falls out. As it does so, it helps to create for the reader, a much clearer and less intimidating picture of what self build is actually all about. Allowing each individual to make informed decisions on "when, if and how" they should consider taking on their own project. In a straightforward, but easy to read style, it explores and explains all the important parts of the process, including: Would a self-build a good idea for you, either now or in the future? - What could you afford to build? - How can you find and buy good quality land at lower prices than most others pay for poorer plots? - How you can save 1,000's by actually designing your own home? - How to give yourselves the best chance of securing planning permission. - What building method would be best for you? - How to manage your project. - How building quickly can save you money. - How to avoid the pitfalls, the traps and the mistakes. The book's author is a well-known and well respected self build expert, with over 30 years of both housing and commercial site management experience. Barry's "no-nonsense" approach has seen him working with "Homebuilding and Renovating" magazine as self-build expert at their live shows. He was also part of Coalition Government's "Self Build Working Group" in 2011, where his ideas and knowledge helped to formulate governments latest UK self-build policy (published in 2012). Over 35 years' worth of unique and invaluable building experience and knowledge has been condensed into this book, with the aim of guiding you, the self builder on to a path where, maybe sooner than you think possible, achieving both your potential and your goals, could become a reality. Whether or not you are involved in the building industry, before you take on a self-build project, you should read this book."

The Bar Book

Elements of Cocktail Technique

Author: Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130272

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 4654

Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.

Build Your Own House

Author: Andy Patmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942844198


Page: 314

View: 8494

Build Your Own House (Second Edition) A guide that will hand you the keys to self-build success.Andy Patmore is an award winning house building project manager based in the UK. With 30 years experience in the construction industry his expert knowledge of house building is detailed here, for anyone considering the self-build approach.'Build Your Own House' has all the information you need, in an easy to follow, step by step, A-Z guide. This book will give you the confidence and knowledge needed to self-manage your own project and save a fortune too. Edition 2 (2015) builds on the success of the first book which was the best selling self-build guide at the Grand Designs Live Shows at London and Birmingham in 2014.

How to Build Electric Guitars

The Complete Guide to Building and Setting Up Your Own Custom Guitar

Author: Will Kelly

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760342245

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 3219

In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.