The Complete Guide to Renovating and Improving Your Property


The Complete Guide to Renovating and Improving Your Property

Informative and down-to-earth, it provides expert advice on a wealth of topics such as:

  • arranging the finance
  • finding a good builder
  • project management
  • surveys and valuations
  • planning regulations
  • kitchens and bathrooms
  • extensions and loft conversions
  • renovation and restoration
  • conversions
  • new-build homes

Whether you are planning to undertake major renovation work, home improvements, conversions, or even build a house yourself, this practical book is essential reading. Packed with eye-opening real-life stories and a resource section filled with useful addresses and Web sites, anyone facing the minefield of home improvement will find this book indispensable.


“A guiding light on the bewildering home improvements scene. A must-have book that you should read cover to cover and refer to again and again - but never lend to others! If Liz hasn’t mentioned it, it’s not worth thinking about”
Angus Purden, Presenter, Room for Improvement, Channel 4

“Practical, no-nonsense style … peppered with case histories … An honest and thorough guide.”
Square Foot

“Covers your rights as a tenant and how to move from renting to owning a property.”
What Mortgage

“Full of useful advice.”
Scotland on Sunday, Dec 2004

“This little gem of a book… is informative, enjoyable, and most importantly, clearly set out.”
Uptown Magazine, February 2005

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