The Complete Home Restoration Manual

An essential guide for owners of period homes provides illustrated instructions and inspiring ideas for interior and exterior restoration of homes built between 1750 and 1930. 30,000 first printing.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671737988

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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An essential guide for owners of period homes provides illustrated instructions and inspiring ideas for interior and exterior restoration of homes built between 1750 and 1930. 30,000 first printing.

Time Life Books Complete Home Repair Manual

This manual on home improvement covers such subjects as lighting, plumbing, roofs, basements, floors, stairs, and doors.

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Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000017758130

Category: Dwellings

Page: 479

View: 762

This manual on home improvement covers such subjects as lighting, plumbing, roofs, basements, floors, stairs, and doors.

The Complete Home Renovation Manual

A guide to home renovation and restoration.

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Author: Key Porter Books

Publisher:

ISBN: 1550134205

Category: Dwellings

Page: 224

View: 673

A guide to home renovation and restoration.

Collins Complete Period House

A complete home owner's guide to the styles and features of period property, this book is ideal for examining the history and design of different architectural features, while also providing advice on restoration and repair work.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007271034

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 544

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-eighteenth century and outbreak of the Second World War. A source of reference and advice for anyone owning or living in a period property.

Period House

Many new photo illustrations have also been added to make this new edition of Collins Period House invaluable to anyone appreciative of restoration and design.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 0007192754

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 140

A comprehensive guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-18th century and outbreak of the Second World War, this text is a source of reference and advice for anybody owning or living in a period property.

Collins Complete DIY Manual

Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 0007425953

Category: Do-it-yourself work

Page: 552

View: 735

For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more.This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) - the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them.And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder - saving you money too in the process.

A Field Guide to American Houses

The Complete Home Restoration Manual: An Authoritative, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Restoring and Maintaining the Older House. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

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Author: Virginia Savage McAlester

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780385353878

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.

Collins Complete Woodworker s Manual

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015065054408

Category: Cabinetwork

Page: 352

View: 128

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.

Collins Complete Outdoor DIY

An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this book offers expert, up-to-date information on making successful, safe, and cost-effective changes to any outdoor space.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 0007266715

Category: House & Home

Page: 72

View: 345

An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this book offers expert, up-to-date information on making successful, safe, and cost-effective changes to any outdoor space. Packed with user-friendly photos, comprehensive instructions, and advice about tools and techniques, it spans all aspects of outdoor improvements—from bricklaying, concreting, and decking to planning gardens and installing water features—making it a must-have for both the DIY novice and expert alike.

A Building History of Northern New England

Bullock , Orin M. , Jr. The Restoration Manual : An Illustrated Guide to the Preservation and Restoration of Old ... The Complete Home Restoration Manual .

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Author: James L. Garvin

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584650990

Category: Architecture

Page: 211

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The first and only full-scale technical and stylistic analysis of 200 years of architectural evolution in northern New England.

Good Wood Finishes

A definitive reference for any woodwork enthusiast, this book provides comprehensive information on traditional and modern methods for finishing wood. An invaluable guide for novice and experienced woodworkers alike.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007122276

Category: Furniture finishing

Page: 128

View: 384

A reference for any woodwork enthusiast, this guide provides comprehensive information on traditional and modern methods for finishing wood. It is suitable for novice and experienced woodworkers alike and covers every element of finishing wood, from preparing the surface to applying colours, waxes, varnishes and lacquers.

Good Wood Guide

A comprehensive guide to selecting the right wood for the job - including hardwoods, softwoods, veneers and man-made boards. An invaluable reference for every woodwork enthusiast.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007122268

Category: Wood

Page: 128

View: 535

This publication is a comprehensive guide to selecting the right wood for the job - including hardwoods, softwoods, veneers and man-made boards. It should be a useful reference for every woodwork enthusiast. The book provides information on all types of wood and their practical uses. Topics include: wood as a raw material; woods of the world; softwoods; hardwoods; wood veneers; man-made boards; wood finishes; and tree species.

Black Decker The Book of Home How To

A complete homeowners manual for jobs that cover every part of the home, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, garages, basements, and exteriors"--

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Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591865988

Category: House & Home

Page: 600

View: 147

"Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color photography show how to accomplish the most common home repair, maintenance and improvement tasks. A complete homeowners manual for jobs that cover every part of the home, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, garages, basements, and exteriors"--

Historic Preservation Technology

The complete home restoration manual: An authoritative, do-it-yourself guide to restoring and maintaining the older house. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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Author: Robert A. Young

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471788362

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 400

This introduction to historic preservation goes well beyond the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and shows how wood, stone, masonry, and metal were used in the past and how adaptive re-use can be employed to bring modern amenities to historic structures. The book covers all aspects of the exterior and interior building fabric, including windows, roofing, doors, porches, and electrical and mechanical systems for both residential and small-scale commercial buildings. Richly illustrated with photographs showing typical elements of historic buildings, decay mechanisms, and remediation techniques, the book also contains a variety of useful case studies and features a companion Website that offers dozens of additional images and resources.

Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the number one guide to home wiring and lighting, now in handy paperback format. Contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on the new electrical regulations.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007364572

Category: Electric lighting

Page: 72

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Whether you're changing a fuse, inserting a light fitting or rewiring an entire room, this book contains all the information you need to complete the job simply and safely. With Part P of the Building Regulations governing electrical work in the home, this guide shows how to work with the regs., and when you must notify the local authority.

Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating

Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, this handbook is an indispensable tool to help you get the job done well and keep costs to a minimum.

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007267290

Category: House & Home

Page: 84

View: 804

Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, this handbook is an indispensable tool to help you get the job done well and keep costs to a minimum. Expert, up-to-date information on making successful and safe improvements to any plumbing or heating system is included, with specific sections on emergency repairs, bathrooms, kitchens, and maintenance. Packed with user-friendly photos, comprehensive instructions, and advice about tools and safety, this is a must-have for any at-home handyman.

Collins Complete Energy Saving DIY

Tackling a range of topics from advice on what light bulbs to use and the best kind of insulation to how to construct an energy-efficient loft conversion, this is an essential tool for any homeowner?whether they're a complete DIY novice or ...

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Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007266723

Category: House & Home

Page: 72

View: 126

An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this updated version provides the most current information for anyone wanting to make home improvements to conserve energy, save money, and help do their bit for the environment. Packed with user-friendly photos, comprehensive and practical instructions, details of current regulations, and innovative ideas, it suggests both short- and long-term solutions to combat energy waste. Tackling a range of topics from advice on what light bulbs to use and the best kind of insulation to how to construct an energy-efficient loft conversion, this is an essential tool for any homeowner?whether they're a complete DIY novice or professional?and for any house, however old or new.