Mrs Fixit Everyday DIY: The Real Woman's Guide To DIY

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9780007205318: Mrs Fixit Everyday DIY: The Real Woman's Guide To DIY

Mrs Fixit is the ultimate reference guide for domestic repair and renovation. Full of easy-to-follow expert advice, this handbook will provide those interested in home improvements – or those wanting to increase the value of a property for resale – with the basic DIY skills and guidance to get the job done.

Baffled by the fundamentals of tiling? Want to put up a shelf? Or just want to call in the professionals? Mrs Fixit is an invaluable reference for women wishing to tackle key DIY tasks around the home.

The fascination with DIY is growing year on year, with mainly women accounting for the 33% growth in the DIY market in the past few years. An increasing amount of time and money is spent on home improvements, and particularly women buy 40% of DIY products.

This stylish, modern, user-friendly book demystifies DIY and empowers female readers to try out home improvement solutions as seen on TV and in style magazines.

Contents include:

• DIY basics
• Organising and building the essential tool kit
• Health and safety tips
• Drilling techniques – hanging mirrors, fitting smoke alarms, drilling holes and the tricks of flat pack construction
• Hanging a new door and repairing cracked glass
• Preparing surfaces for staining and staining existing floors
• Fundamentals of tiling
• Painting and decorating techniques
• Plumbing and wiring basics
• Hiring a builder/tradesperson

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About the Author:

Paula set up her own building company several years ago when she realised that most women would prefer to hire a woman to work in their house. Her father was a master builder and carpenter, and her interest in construction started at the age of 7 when she first picked up a chisel in his workshop. She has since gained a BA and MA in Interior Design. MRS FIXIT is also the name of Paula's highly successful South London company.

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