The Weekend Builder: A Practical Guide to Major Home Improvements and Extensions - Julian WorthingtonLondon: Orbis, 1985, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Laminate creased on the upper board. Pages lightly age-tanned.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “The high cost of professional building work often means that planning a much needed extension, or even knocking two rooms through to make one large one, is out of the question for many householders. Given sound guidance, however, you can do much of this heavy DIY work yourself. The Weekend Builder has been compiled by experts to give you step-by-step guidance to those basic building techniques which will be required in major home improvement jobs.
Beginning with two invaluable sections on basic brickwork and the mixing and use of concrete, The Weekend Builder sets out a series of interior and exterior structural projects. For inside the house these range from fitting RSJs or making an internal arch, to removing an unsightly fireplace. Outside the home, projects include making a porch, laying paths and drives, building fences and installing garages or carports. It concludes with useful suggestions for people planning an extension.
The Weekend Builder is a vital help for householders with ambition and determination but limited financial resources. “