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When it comes to home renovation, there’s no substitute for experience.
 
Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America.
 
As a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the au
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Hardcover, 4th Edition, 624 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Taunton Press (first published February 1983)
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John Griffin
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hi there! I found this book very useful. Planning renovation is very important and not all people know how to do this right. This can really save money and time. Firstly you should count necessary materials, it is not so difficult especially if you will use special calculators, for example for sand I use this tool - concalculator.com. Then you will able to use detailed instructions from this book! ...more
Alexandria Blaelock
This book has some useful information on researching, planning and carrying out a renovation. There are plenty of “how too” guides with photos for clarification.

However, it’s written for an American audience, based on American standards, regulations, tools and supplies which makes a proportion of the information irrelevant or incorrect outside of that context. And if you have to research what’s correct in your jurisdiction, you’ll be happier with a book based on your local requirements.
Vinod Kurup
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Great book, if I were a little more knowledgeable, but most of this is above my head and beyond my abilities. It's also focused (as the title makes clear) on renovation, with much less attention on repair and maintenance, which is what I'm looking for.
Joanna Clausen
Not much literary merit, but very helpful for novice carpenter...
James
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reading the Fifth edition! This book is updated on a regular basis and while not as up to date as stuff you can find on the web, it serves as a valuable resource and verification that your contractor mostly on the up and up. There's a fair amount of sketchy tutorials and contractors so be aware. This book is also limited to North American construction practices, so not to useful for anyone else unless your house was stickbuilt.
Kathee
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A detailed how-to book. Not an idea book.
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