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The Victorian House Manual (2nd Edition): How they were built, Improvements & refurbishment, Solutions to all common defects - Includes Relevant technical data for Victorian and Edwardian properites Hardcover – Illustrated, May 15, 2015
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- Item Weight : 2.48 pounds
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857332844
- ISBN-10 : 0857332848
- Product Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches
- Publisher : Haynes Publishing UK; 2nd Edition (May 15, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,131,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The manual, like all Haynes Guides, covers the most likely tasks you'll want to tackle yourself and some you thought you couldn't. It has clear and concise instructions on a number of key tasks like repairing Sash Windows, Installing a Fireplace, replacing floorboards and repairing roofs, gutters and addressing damp, cracking to brickwork and ceilings etc. Its also interesting from a historic point of view and touches on why houses of the period were designed the way they were and talks in some detail about the evolution of the home through the periods to the Edwardian era. Personally, I'd have liked to have had a bit more information on the historic aspects especially period furnishings and decor but I guess this isn't really what this book is intended for as it is focused on maintenance and repair really.
All in all, if you are looking to buy a period home or already have one and want to revive some period character then this book is a great investment. It's also just a fascinating read in it's own right. Highly recommend it.