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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. 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.


Readers Digest DIY Manual

Find the answers to all your DIY questions in this amazingly successful, bestselling volume. "The Reader's Digest DIY Manual" is a byword amongst amateurs and professionals alike for reliable advice and clear instructions on every aspect of home and garden maintenance and improvement. With growing numbers of people turning to DIY to save money, create more living space or increase the value of their homes, this timely update covers all the best current practice for those undertaking work themselves.

In addition - and for the first time - a new chapter covers project management, including when to do it yourself and when to call in the professionals, how to apply for planning permission and how to manage building projects large and small. There is also essential up to date information on environmental matters, such as improving your home's energy efficiency, water-saving devices and eco-friendly DIY materials.

Finally, a CD-Rom with animated projects complements the comprehensive step-by-step instructions in the book.


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