Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
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 – May 15, 2015
Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
About the Author
An experienced Chartered Surveyor, Ian Rock has refurbished numerous older properties as well as designing and developing new houses. He has contributed articles on residential property issues to The Observer, and was formerly a Publisher with EMAP magazines and Associate with Countrywide Surveyors. He has previously written several Haynes books:1930s House Manual, Home Extension Manual, Loft Conversion Manual, Period Property Manual, Build Your Own House and Home Buying and Selling Manual as well as the first edition of the Victorial House Manual.
- Publisher : Haynes Publishing UK; 2nd edition (May 15, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0857332848
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857332844
- Item Weight : 2.48 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,293,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top review from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
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.