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Thousands of homes are extended each year, but 'getting the builders in' can be a recipe for disaster unless you really know what you are doing. Whether you plan to employ a building contractor or tackle some of the works yourself, this comprehensive manual will show you how to stay firmly in control, resulting in a high-quality extension, completed on time and within budget. From foundations and drainage through to snagging and completion, this step-by-step, all-colour guide will cut out the stress and trauma of extending your home. NEW EDITION! The UK s best selling home extension book has now been comprehensively updated to include pure glass extensions, traditional green oak, SIPS & modern timber frame, bi-fold garden doors, energy efficient design and micro generation. You will find clear professional advice on:- * How to select good builders * Getting the best from Architects, Surveyors and Planners * Saving money designing it yourself * How to get planning consent - for the extension you really want (and what you can legally build without it) * Successful Project Management * How to avoiding cost overruns, delays, injury, and damage * Improvements that add value - and those that don't * How to get trade discounts buying materials * Making big savings employing specialist trades * Money-making scams - how to avoid them * How to spot bad workmanship - before it gets out of hand * Updated to include pure glass and green oak extensions, SIPS and modern timber frame, bi-fold doors, energy-efficient design and micro-generation PLUS - get started with free downloads from the book's website - sample plans & documents used by the professionals, span tables, and the full Building Regulations. This is, quite simply, the most comprehensive home extension guide available to the general public today - don't start work without it!
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Ian Alistair Rock is an experienced chartered surveyor and freelance writer who has contributed articles to The Observer, Build It, Move or Improve and numerous other publications. He has designed and managed home extension projects since the late 1980s. He is director of a chartered surveying consultancy and a well-known speaker at property conferences around the country. Alongside his other books for Haynes, which include Victorian House Manual, 1930s House Manual and Loft Conversion manual, Ian now shares his extension-building experiences the good, the bad and the downright scary!
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Book Description J H Haynes & Co Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Seller Inventory # 9780857330680N
Book Description Haynes Publishing Group, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0857330683_abe_bn