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.
This international bestseller is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. This new edition has been updated with information on all the latest changes in products, techniques and regulations developed since the last edition (published in 2004). Catering to 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.
Collins Complete DIY Manual is an international bestseller and the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. This new edition has been updated with information on all the latest changes in products, techniques and regulations developed since the last edition (published 2001).This is an updated version of the long-established home improvement bible and a must-have for anyone interested in maintaining and renovating their home -- whether they're a complete novice, DIY enthusiast or professional.contents include: planning decorating -- completely revised with substantial new material repairs and maintenance home security infestation, rot and damp insulation and ventilation electricity plumbing heating garden projects -- inc. new section on decking tools and techniquesThis new edition has been substantially rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations, covering all the latest products, techniques and regulations, including a completely revised chapter on decorating and a new section on garden decking -- proving that the Collins Complete DIY Manual continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market.
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.
An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this brand-new edition is packed with user-friendly photos and is fully updated with the latest information about tools, products and regulations.Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating is the indispensable tool to help you get the job done well - and keep costs to a minimum.Contents include:,*Emergency repairs,*Taps, sinks and kitchen appliances,*Toilets, baths and showers,*Boilers and radiators,*Identifying faults and maintenance,*Safety tips,*Tools for the job
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 Handy DIY
Author: Albert Jackson
Publisher: Harper Uk
A handy, pocket-sized A-Z reference book providing easy-to-follow information and advice on all aspects of DIY. It should prove useful for quickly looking up tools, product types and techniques and is portable enough to be taken to the DIY store. "How-to" spreads on common repair and maintenance tasks are included throughout and feature easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Comprehensive cross-referencing provides a means of identifying other subjects that may be of interest and ensures that the A-Z format is truly easy-to-use.
From hairdryers to washing machines, toasters to televisions, this useful book provides easy-to-follow solutions for repairing everyday appliances. Information and fault-finding strategies provide the insight you need to tackle frustrating break-downs, helping to save valuable time and money.
Encompassing all facets of the woodworking craft, this detailed handbook ranges from a history of woodworking, to a discussion of the principles of design, to instruction in tools, materials, and techniques.
Wiring and Lighting
Author: Albert Jackson, David Day
One of a series of step-by-step instructional DIY guides. This book covers wiring and lighting, from changing a fuse to rewiring a house.
A guide to furniture repair and refinishing for amateur restorers, offering advice on buying old furniture, explaining how to restore and replace finishes, and discussing the construction and repair of chairs, benches, tables, chests, and cabinets.
Part I: Garden Planning and Design David Stevens Includes complete garden plans, garden features, design advice for problem sites, plant selector charts. Part II: Choosing Plants Anne Swithinbank Includes ornamental trees, shrubs for flower and foliage, climbing plants, roses, conifers, garden flowers, alpines and rock plants, water plants, plants for containers, houseplant guide, greenhouse and conservatory plant guide, wildlife gardening, children’s gardening. Part II: Gardening in Practice Sue Phillips Includes choosing tools for every task, guide to garden soil, guide to feeding plants, guide to lawn care, the flower garden, greenhouse gardening guide, water gardens, guide to pruning, growing in containers, watering, how to raise new plants, composting, problem-solving, pests & termites. Part IV: The Kitchen Garden Planner Andi Clevely Includes herbs, vegetables, fruit, variety guides. Part V: Gardener’s Calendar (Optional) Adam Pasco Includes month-by-month guide, plants of the month, at-a-glance garden care calendars.
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making--as well as creatively cannibalizing--electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practioners and students of electronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basic of practical circuitry while instructing the student in basic electronic principles, always from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry.
Author: Simon Jennings, Sally Bulgin
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Presents instructions on working in a variety of media, including watercolors, acrylic, and oils, and includes demonstrations on painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes