A Guide to Major House Repairs provides a concise, easy-to-understand guide to building damage. It details types of damage and outlines steps for DIY and professional repair work. It also examines how major damage can develop from less serious problems that can be fixed earlier in the process, savng the homeowner time and money.
Geoffrey West is a freelance journalist and author who, since 1989, has specialized in writing articles about the refurbishment of older houses for magazines and newspapers, including Period House & Its Garden, Period Living, Practical Householder, The Times and The Sunday Times. A keen DIY builder, Geoffrey has, amongst other things, built extensions to various houses, renewed floors and walls suffering from dry rot, and taught himself plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying and other building skills.