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This essential guide provides detailed, expert instruction in standard DIY jobs for the beginner, enabling anyone to tackle a range of projects with complete confidence. Each job has a preparation planner and a tools checklist, while precaution panels give important advice on safety. The guide is fully illustrated with step-by-step colour drawings and photographs.
The house and garden offer many opportunities for the do-it-yourselfer to take on bricklaying, plastering and other masonry work which will enhance the value of the property and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. This practical manual covers everything from mastering the basics to designing and building a range of imaginative features:
- Tools, equipment and materials
- Basic techniques and skills
- Indoor jobs; plastering walls and ceilings
- Outdoor jobs: walls, steps, paths and patios
- Creating a garden pond and laying crazy paving
- Tips on repair and maintenance
Many bricklaying, plastering and masonry jobs can be mastered by a do-it-yourselfer. This guide explains the basic techniques and provides detailed instructions for 30 projects in the house and garden, suitable for beginners.
The house and garden offer many opportunities for the do-it-yourselfer to take on bricklaying, plastering and other masonry work which enhances the value of house and garden and keeps professionals' bills to a minimum. Many of the more basic jobs can be easily mastered by the competent DIY enthusiast and enables anyone to harness their own creative skills. This fully illustrated book shows you how to master the techniques of masonry and plastering, and then apply them to a range of practical jobs or special projects.