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Jarratt, John.:  450 things a bloke ought to know how to build,
Book Number: 25902
Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 1999 4to softcover 214pp b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Dwellings Maintenance and repairBuildingRepairing 450 things a bloke ought to know how to build Jarratt John
Price: $8.00
Sabady, Pierre R:  The solar house: A guide to solar energy utilisation in domestic, industrial, and commercial building
Book Number: 34264
London ; Boston Newnes-Butterworths 1978 8vo hardcover 115pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner'a name on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Solar houses The solar house A guide to solar energy utilisation in domestic industrial and commercial building Sabady Pierre R
Price: $12.00
HARRIS, J.D. & P.B. MORICE:  Prestressed Concrete
Book Number: 36364
Cement and Concrete Association January 1952 8vo. Paper Cover. 64pp. Very good, suned spinefold. Diagrams. Drawings. B&W photos (factory scenes at vaious works; Magnel-Blaton jack; Lee-Macall stressing jack; prestressed water tank; transmission line poles; bridges, etc). Comprehensive text. Prestressing is a techniquie of construction whereby initial compressive stresses are set up in a member, to resist or annul the tensile stresses produced by the load. Contents includes Prestressed Concrete, History and development, the materials, Theory, Apparatus, Magnal-Blaton system, Applications, Other methods of prestressing, Schorer prestressing unit, Safety of prestressed concrete.
Keywords: Prestressing concrete, prestressed concrete
Price: $35.00
Peters, Rick:  Popular Mechanics Money Smart Makeovers: Bathrooms
Book Number: 42085
Hearst 2004 4to hardcover 192pp index, colour illus. Fine. / fine d/w. In the great tradition of Popular Mechanics, here are ideas for makeovers you can actually use, afford, and do yourself. Unlike some books on remodeling the bathroom, this real-world guide steers clear of wildly expensive options that demand a costly contractor to implement. Instead, eye-catching, sensible suggestions explain how to get rid of the dingy old vanity, redo that terrible lighting, and lose the stained, worn linoleum. Get down to the nitty-gritty with instructions for replacing cabinets, laying down sheet flooring, re-laminating or tiling countertops and backsplashes, and putting in a new sink or faucet. Follow one of the three marvelous bathroom transformations, or creatively mix elements from them all. From choosing color schemes to buying materials, selecting tools to budgeting time, every valuable page shows how to upgrade a bathroom.nn• National Publicity
Keywords: dads projects fatherhood children knots play craft organization fashion feng shui pomaska Popular Mechanics Money Smart Makeovers Bathrooms Peters Rick
Price: $15.00
Ryan, Paul:  Weekend Kitchen Makeovers (DIY): Illustrated Techniques & Stylish Solutions
Book Number: 42355
Lark Books 2007 4to softcover 176pp index, colour illus. very good+. Product Description: Retro, contemporary, Mama's, professional chef's: whatever your dream kitchen, the host of DIY Network's Kitchen Renovations helps it become reality! Paul Ryan offers beautifully doable, affordable ideas for improving this all-important room's look, style, and function. Even more amazing, three of the projects-entirely new for the book-can be completed in only 48-hours! That means a new kitchen in a single weekend. There's one inspired by the owners' honeymoon in Tuscany; another that's got a hip, metro look, with cutting edge appliances; and a third that gleams with Southwestern flair. Others, equally attractive and practical, take a little bit longer, including an expansion that transforms a walled-off, cramped space into a luxurious, open eye-pleaser! All ten renovations are shown in before, during, and after photography.
Keywords: dads projects children fatherhood knots play craft organization faux painting faux finishes crafts Weekend Kitchen Makeovers (DIY) Illustrated Techniques Stylish Solutions Ryan Paul
Price: $12.00
Allon, Fiona:  Renovation Nation: Our Obsession With Home
Book Number: 43060
UNSW Press August 30, 2008 8vo softcover 256pp very good. Renovation Nation asks why Australians have become so wrapped up in their homes. It explores the ways they are distorting their lives in the pursuit of prestige and tax-free capital gains as they play the real estate game with mindless passion. Fixated on interest rates and surrounded by headlines about housing affordability, they remain determined to make their homes bigger and better. The great Australian dream of owning a home seems to have become the great Australian nightmare.
Keywords: Renovation Nation Our Obsession With Home Allon Fiona
Price: $15.00
No Author:  The complete backyard book : practical projects to create a beautiful backyard and garden.
Book Number: 43889
Sydney Murdoch Books 1998 4to softcover 303pp index, colour illus. very good.
Keywords: The complete backyard book practical projects to create a beautiful backyard and garden No Author
Price: $12.00
Prenis, John (ed):  The Dome Builder's Handbook
Book Number: 55391
Running Press, Philadelphia, 1973. 4to. softcover. 107pp. b/w illus, plans. Good, bottom corner slightly bent.
Keywords: dome building construction alternative plans
Price: $12.00
Riverbend Timber Framing:  Planning the Timber Frame Home. (Riverbend Timber Framing: Plan Book)
Book Number: 56885
Riverbend Timber Framing, 1997 Tenth edition. 4to. softcover. colour & b/w illus, b/w plans. Very good+.
Keywords: Timber Frame Construction wood building houses
Price: $15.00
Staines, Allan:  How to be a successful owner builder & renovator
Book Number: 60650
Caloundra, Qld. Pinedale Press 1991 4to softcover 112pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: House construction Australia Amateurs' manuals Dwellings Australia Remodeling Amateurs' manuals How to be a successful owner builder renovator Staines Allan
Price: $18.00

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