For 10 years Jeff Howell has been answering readers' queries about property through his very popular Ask Jeff column in the Sunday Telegraph. This book, in user-friendly question and answer format, addresses all the issues every home owner needs to know. Packed with expert tips, Jeff Howell offers comprehensive and authoritative advice on everything from boilers and builders, to central heating, condensation, damp proofing, dry rot, plumbing, and woodworm. Using readers' stories as case histories, this authoritative book is the key to understanding how to maintain your home properly. How do you decide what needs doing and when? How do you find a decent builder? How do you judge if the work has been done to the right standard? All the answers and more are here in this clearly presented, accessible and practical book.
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Having obtained a degree in Nuclear Engineering, Jeff Howell found himself unemployable and spent over 12 years as a full time brickie. In 1989 he started teaching part-time and became a lecturer at the South Bank Polytechnic. In 1997 he got the chance to write a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. Two years later the column moved to the Sunday Telegraph and his 'Ask Jeff' letters page, and his website ask-jeff.co.uk , now attracts a fanatical following. He lives near Ipswich in Suffolk.Review:
"By far the best guide I've read - I now feel armed with enough knowledge to deal with tradesmen and sort the diamonds from the cowboys." * Amazon * "The best wedding present anyone could get! This is no ordinary DIY book. Jeff Howell really knows what he is talking about, and the book is full of inside information from the building industry that I just haven't seen anywhere else." * Amazon * "This should be compulsory reading for all home owners faced with the often difficult task of dealing with tradesmen." * Amazon *
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091922836