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Collins Complete DIY Manual

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This international bestseller is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. This new edition has been updated with information on all the latest changes in products, techniques and regulations developed since the last edition (published in 2004). Catering to novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-d
Hardcover, 552 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Collins (first published May 12th 1986)
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Jonathan Pragnell
This is a must have book for every home where DIY happens.
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Dec 14, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Collins Complete DIY manual

By Albert Jackson and David Day

It does exactly what it says on the tin.’ The Times

The spiralling cost of professional builders and their renowned unreliability is an all too familiar story. Together with more homeowners converting or expanding properties themselves rather than shouldering the expense of either moving or employing a professional, the resulting increase in DIY labour around the home is no surprise. There has also been
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Extentive, easy to understand, DIY manual for almost everything you can imagine around the house. Got it from the library and thought it so useful, we bought a copy.
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Thought this seemed like a good DIY book - actually put it on my wishlist, since now that we own a house it seems like we need to have a good manual around!
Dispiritingly full of competent diy
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Jan 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I realised that I have very little practical skills. But not any longer!
Sep 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This has to be the best DIY manual written. A permanent fixture in the bathroom next to a mug of tea!
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