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Planning Your Perfect Home Renovation: Save time and money with this essential guide to fuss-free home improvements

By: Alex May

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2005

Seller ID: A1239

ISBN: 1741146291

Condition: New


For people who want to improve their home but don't know how to navigate the world of building, or understand how to get tradesmen to arrive on time and complete jobs on budget - a complete how-to of assessing renovation needs, allocating a budget and a timeframe. Renovation can be awful. It's not like the television shows - it's dirtier, harder and more stressful than any close-up can capture. It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment and need to repaint the lounge room or if you live in a harbourside mansion and need to rebuild the entire house, you can just about guarantee that things ... View more info

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How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $36.95  $33.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217311

ISBN: 1875217312

Condition: New


This all Australian title has large scale drawings to make it easy to understand how the various stages and components fit together. The Owner Builder is shown how to plan the house to suit the chosen allotment and the most economical methods of owner building. You will learn how to identify and correct faulty building practices, the correct trade terms to use and how to order building products. The renovation section of this book is almost entirely devoted to room extensions. For general home renovations see The Australian Renovator's Manual. View more info

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The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $29.95  $21.00

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217052

ISBN: 1875217053

Condition: New


This book is ideal for anyone either seeking to know how to build decks or pergolas or designing and needing ideas. This book contains industry prepared tables for the designer to establish sectional sizes of all the timbers from bearers to handrails and stairs. The author has only included methods that have been tried and proven from longevity to safety. View more info

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The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $39.95  $31.00

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217076

ISBN: 187521707X

Condition: New


The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text. The latest edition that is ideal for everyone involved in house building. Updates include new NCC updates, new stair stringer and stair tread tables; new tables for handrail cross sectional sizes, connections... View more info

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2 Book Set: The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition + How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $76.90  $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: 2 Book Set

Seller ID: A1034

Condition: New


2 book set. The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition: The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text. The latest edition that is ideal for everyone involved in house building. Updates include new NCC updates, new stair stringer and stair tread tabl... View more info

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3 Book Set: The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition + How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition + The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $106.85  $85.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: 3 Book Set

Seller ID: A1039

Condition: New


3 book set. The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition: The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text. The latest edition that is ideal for everyone involved in house building. Updates include new NCC updates, new stair stringer and stair tread tabl... View more info

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The Australian Renovator's Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $32.95  $25.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9781875217083

ISBN: 1875217088

Condition: New


The Updated 7th Edition - covers most of the popular renovations and alterations around the home with trade methods and hints described. The all Australian practical guide for renovations and alterations in line with the Building Code of Australia. This book is specifically designed to deal with problems confronted when renovating or altering an existing dwelling. It also shows step-by-step how to accomplish popular renovation projects. * It solves problems such as rising damp, floor and wall cracking, rot in members, small kitchens and bathrooms, leaking shower recesses, and termites.... View more info

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The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects

By: Black & Decker Home Improvement Library

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Creative Publishing International: 2013

Seller ID: 000219

ISBN: 1589237757

Condition: New


Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration in the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market.With "The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building," adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to your yard has never been easier. From low-cost footpaths with high curb appeal to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios, this book presents each project with foolproof step-by-step instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs. You'll be pointed toward the most current materials, tools, common prac... View more info

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A Very Practical Guide To Interior Decorating 3rd Edition

By: Carol Staines

Price: $29.95  $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003699

ISBN: 1875217193

Condition: New


A Very Practical Guide To Interior Decorating 3rd Edition. Explains all about colour, gives professional inside Information on Design and teaches you no-fail principles for success. Practical hands on advice to save you money, an all Australian manual. This book is suitable for both the DIY trying to achieve that professional decor look or is perfect for making the more difficult concepts of colour and space easier to comprehend in interior decorator classroom situations. The teacher, student and graduate will find themselves constantly referring to this manual as a glove-box companion. ... View more info

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Solar That Really Works! 4th Edition Cabins, Caravans, Campervans, Motor Homes

By: Collyn Rivers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Australia, Caravan and Motorhome Books: 2016

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780994495235

ISBN: 0994495234

Condition: New


Solar That Really Works fills a previously all but unexplored need. In one tightly written book, Collyn covers all that is needed to design and install solar electrical systems in anything from a tiny caravan or campervan to a large fishing camp. It includes the specialised needs of big converted coaches and the increasingly accepted fifth-wheeler caravans. Solar That Really Works covers just what can and cannot realistically be run from a typical solar installation. It shows how to calculate the energy required, shows simple ways of finding out the most probable solar energy available anyw... View more info

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Solar Success Third Edition - Complete guide to home and property systems

By: Collyn Rivers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Australia, Successful Solar Books: 2018

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 9780994495211

ISBN: 0994495218

Condition: New


This down-to-earth book shows how to make solar work reliably, consistently and economically. It explains what can realistically be run from solar: and what cannot. It covers the energy typically used (and saveable) for every aspect of a home or property (of any size). It shows how to assess the available sun year around (anywhere) and how to assess the size system you need. It covers design and installation in depth. View more info

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Country Living Porches & Outdoor Spaces

By: Edited by Country Living and Cathy Cavender

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Hearst Communications: 2015

Seller ID: 001913

ISBN: 1618371568

Condition: New


Get the most enjoyment from your country home's outdoor spaces by creating an inviting place to hang out, read, nap, entertain, or just sit and sip a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc. Whether for a porch, patio, deck, sunroom, or garden; and whether the style is classic, rustic, retro, or flea-market funky, there are plenty of ideas here for you. Get timeless good looks on a budget, revamp with paint and simple furnishings, bring interiors outside, and incorporate charmingly traditional elements like farm-stand tables, wooden gliders, swings, and white wicker. Whether you're ready to tackle a ... View more info

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Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings: Completely Revised and Updated

By: Edited by Fine Homebuilding

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 002898

ISBN: 1631860054

Condition: New


This title provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently and safely the first time. It covers the basics of framing, as well as more advanced techniques on curved walls and cathedral ceilings. It includes up-to-date information on the latest tools and material. Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings from the editors of Fine Homebuilding provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently, safely and the right way the first time. No source of knowledge on framing is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of Fine Homebuilding mag... View more info

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Cabins and Cottages and Other Small Spaces

By: Editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 000228

ISBN: 1627107452

Condition: New


This is an inspiring guide to maximising the potential of small homes and spaces. Harnesses a bestselling topic: home construction solutions for limited space. It looks at a variety of houses as well as a selection of sheds, studios, and other small structures. Just because a home is smaller doesn't mean it can't serve all the purposes a larger home did - it just takes careful planning and some smart strategies which are provided in Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces. In this collection from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the authors look at houses both new and remodelled, urban and rural, ... View more info

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Building Your Own Home, Revised Edition: A comprehensive guide for owner-builders

By: George Wilkie

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781742572161

ISBN: 1742572162

Condition: New


Home builders can contribute in many ways to reduce the use of products and processes that convert solid and liquid carbon containing materials into gaseous carbon. Everyone is now aware of the advantages of correctly oriented, well insulated houses with sensible ventilation and comfort systems. In this revised edition of the best selling complete guide to building your own home, George Wilkie updates and adds a new section on energy and environmental efficiency. An increasing key factor in building homes now is the environmental efficiency of the building function and its materials. The... View more info

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The Complete Australian Old House Catalogue: Where to Get Absolutely Everything to Restore an Old Building

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95  $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2000

Seller ID: 9781875253050

ISBN: 187525305X

Condition: New


If you own an old house, The Compete Australian Old House Catalogue will save you time, money and effort. Thanks to this book, finding the products, materials, skills and services needed to care for and restore your old house - from the front fence to the chimney pots - is now a simple matter. Ian Evans has collected the names of companies and people who can help you return your house to its original appearance and condition. Some 750 entries list the names of suppliers throughout Australia who specialise in every aspect of building restoration. For the first time, entries include e-mail an... View more info

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Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s - 1920s

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253036

ISBN: 1875253033

Condition: New


Working drawings with dimensions for constructing fences, gates, doors, windows, chimneys, verandahs & garages for houses of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. This book is the result of countless hours of fieldwork a tape measure and notebook, painstakingly measuring, recording and drawing some of the most important details of old Australian houses. The designs which it contains provide all of the dimensions and construction details necessary for restoration work on a variety of Australian housing styles in the period from the late 1890s through to the late 1920s and beyond. There are ch... View more info

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The Queensland House: History and Conservation

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253173

ISBN: 1875253173

Condition: New


The houses of Queensland are unique in Australia. Broad verandahs shaded by gracefully curved expanses of roofing iron, tall stumps, lattice, roof ventilators, and a host of the subtleties combine to give the Queensland house of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries its own special qualities and visual character. It might be thought that determining why Queensland houses are so very different from those found elsewhere in Australia would be a simple matter. But it has taken years of research to unravel a very complex story and find the answers to some fundamental questions about the... View more info

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Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses

By: Ian Evans and Clive Lucas and Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2004

Seller ID: 9780959492330

ISBN: 095949233X

Condition: New


Painting your house is expensive: get it right, first time, with Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses, a book which has helped to change the face of Australia. Colour schemes from this book can be seen on old houses and buildings in the suburbs, towns and countryside of Australia. These are all original, authentic schemes, created at different periods between about 1820 and 1940, and collected by careful paint scrapes on houses throughout Australia. There are 42 exterior schemes and 24 room schemes, complete with stencil patterns and suggested wallpapers. With this book, anyone can give ... View more info

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More Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses

By: Ian Evans and Clive Lucas and Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Seller ID: 9781875253159

ISBN: 1875253157

Condition: New


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to bungalows, terraces and cottages. Everything from colour selection to wallpaper and stencil designs of the various periods is... View more info

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How to Restore the Old Aussie House

By: Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 9781875253166

ISBN: 1875253165

Condition: New


How to Restore the Old Aussie House is an essential part of the house restorer's toolkit - as important as the paintbrush, hammer and nails. This practical guide contains a wealth of information on understanding and maintaining old houses and buildings. Written by one of Australia's leading conservation architects, it contains detailed and authoritative information about the stylistic evolution, terminology and construction of Australian houses from about 1800 to the 1930s. How to Restore the Old Aussie House includes more than 180 specially-drawn illustrations, as well as specifications fo... View more info

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How to Build a Fence: Plan and Build Basic Fences and Gates # Storey Basics: Books for Self-Reliance

By: Jeff Beneke

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002900

ISBN: 1612124429

Condition: New


Whether you need a fence to protect your garden, keep animals or children safe, or add privacy, Jeff Beneke explains exactly what you need to know to build it yourself - even if you've never built anything before. He gives clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for several basic fence styles using a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and chain link. And once you've mastered the basics, you'll be skilled enough to build any kind of fence, even those not covered in the book. View more info

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Our Home in Australia: A Description of Cottage Life in 1860

By: Joseph Elliott

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 1984

Seller ID: 9780959492347

ISBN: 0959492348

Condition: New


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to bungalows, terraces and cottages. Everything from colour selection to wallpaper and stencil designs of the various periods is... View more info

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The Owner Builder

By: Leeza Sipek and Matthew Sipek and Hazel Foote

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: A1050

ISBN: 0643100423

Condition: New


Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner. From choosing a block of land to decorating the inside of the house, this book guides the reader through the entire building process. The authors share their personal experiences with photos of the building process in 68 steps. They include tips and hints on the approval process, construction ideas and how to avoid mistakes. They also uncover potential hidden costs, and offer other ways to s... View more info

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The Roof Building Manual [Fifth Edition]

By: Lloyd Hiddle and Allan Staines

Price: $29.99  $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2010

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217328

ISBN: 1875217320

Condition: New


This manual is for pitching the conventional cut-on-site roof. This step by step guide is full of easy to follow instructions. An indispensible aid for teaching apprentices, plus quick and easy to use tables and bevels for all roof pitches from 5 degrees to 75 degrees. Bevels drawn on the page ready to transfer directly to the bevel tool. A builder's dream. For manufactured truss roof installation use the House Building Manual. View more info

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Pocket Hole Joinery: Bookshelf, Day Bed, Mirror, Picture Frame, Dresser, Bathroom Vanity...and More!

By: Mark Edmundson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 000251

ISBN: 1621136744

Condition: New


This title features a variety of cabinet-based projects using pocket hole joinery. It is the ideal workbench manual for this easy-to-master technique. Projects do not require expensive or specialist machinery. Pocket hole joinery is the perfect technique for novices and skilled woodworkers because it is easy to learn, simple to master, durable, and does not require expensive machinery. Pocket Hole Joinery teaches how to make cabinet-based projects such as a bathroom vanity; furniture projects including a dresser, daybed, and bookcase/storage unit; and smaller projects such as a picture frame/m... View more info

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Sustainable House 2nd Edition

By: Michael Mobbs

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Choice Books: 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 002826

ISBN: 192070552X

Condition: New


Whether you're planning to build or renovate, whether you in live in an apartment or a house, Sustainable House is the essential guide to help you achieve an environmentally friendly home. It includes advice on converting your kitchen, bathroom, water supply, energy, waste system and garden, as well as tips for working with councils, builders and engineers, and the costs and benefits associated with making your home sustainable. First published in 1998, this long-awaited second edition covers the revolutions that have since occurred in sustainable housing, and, critically, includes the author'... View more info

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Grand Designs Australia Handbook: Your Guide to Creating Your Dream Home

By: Peter Maddison

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2013

Seller ID: A1108

ISBN: 0732296889

Condition: New


An inspirational and practical guide to building exciting, beautiful and extraordinary homes, Grand Designs Australia Handbook is a must-have book for all homeowners, builders, renovators and dreamers. Showcasing the striking homes - from streamlined, sleek modernist homes to rustic country getaways - that appeared in Grand Designs Australia television series 1-3, this book is packed with practical guidance, advice and ideas for people who are considering building or renovating their home. From the initial vision through to the planning, construction and finishing stages, Peter Maddison ... View more info