This is a new edition of Britain's bestselling DIY manual, now revised and brought right up to date. Packed with easy-to-follow advice and invaluable tricks of the trade from more than seventy experts, this new edition carries a new section focusing on ecologically friendly houses - `The One Planet Home' - as well as about 325 brand new photographs and updated information on new legislation. With jargon-free text and easy to follow step-by-step projects, You Can Do It! provides endless design ideas and solutions for home maintenance.
Inside the Home Floors and Stairs * Walls * Ceilings and Lofts Windows and Doors * Fireplaces and Fires * Storage and Shelving Kitchens Outside the Home Guttering and Drainage * Walls * Windows and Doors Roofs * Fences, Gates and Structures * Decking * Garden Walls Paving Concrete * Garden Steps * Sheds and Greenhouses * Children's Gardens * Ponds Home Systems and Services Electricity * Plumbing * Showers Heating Insulation * Damp * Ventilation The Basics Fire Safety * Home Security * Safe Home Improvements Ladders Tools * Materials * Treatments and Finishes * Fixings Regulations * Working with Specialists