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Do It Yourself: A Step-by-Step Guide, Second Canadian Edition

Do It Yourself: A Step-by-Step Guide, Second Canadian Edition    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55363-119-4
Pages 544
Language English only
Price $40.00
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Written by Julian Cassell and Peter Parham. Adapted for Canada by Jon Eakes.
Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2010.


This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling home repair bible, updated by Canada's home improvement guru Jon Eakes, Do It Yourself is a comprehensive guide to over 400 projects and expert techniques for Canadians who want to repair, maintain and improve their homes.

From basic house construction and how to determine where "green" improvements can be made, to essential repairs and remodeling projects, Do It Yourself is a visual guide to hundreds of easy-to-follow techniques for homeowners. This new edition includes many hundreds of great eco-friendly and money-saving tips as well as offering "green" alternatives for key projects.

Inside Do It Yourself:
  • Green Materials: advice on eco-paints and reclaimed materials for home renovations
  • Green Kitchen Solutions: information on household recycling systems
  • Green Insulation: Helpful eco-tips on insulating attics, roofs, floors and walls
  • Conserving Energy: From energy efficiency to harnessing solar and wind power
  • Over 3,500 full-colour photographs and diagrams clearly explaining how things are put together and what goes where
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the tools and materials needed for every job
Over 400 projects are shown in easy to follow sequences. Some of the projects include: removing and building walls, installing a fireplace, building a patio and changing an electrical socket.

From the essentials of organizing household projects and ensuring that you have the right materials on hand, to the basics of understanding the electrical and plumbing systems of the home, Do It Yourself complies with all Canadian building codes and is the perfect tool to help you to repair, maintain and transform your home. This is the ultimate visual guide to every aspect of home improvement for Canadians.

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