'(Gaff Goddess) should be taught in schools. It's genuinely, hands-on empowering! After four paragraphs I am fully convinced I could build my own house and go on Grand Designs!' - Marian Keyes
Laura de Barra is quite simply a Gaff Goddess. Expanding on her popular online home hacks, Laura will teach you how to handle the problems we all encounter in our homes.
Straight-talking and hilarious and packed with Laura's stunning illustrations, her step-by-step guides will prepare you to handle th
The natural beauty and texture of sticks, wood, stones and pebbles celebrated in inspirational and practical designs. With contemporary and original projects by leading artists, this is the first craft book to explore the beautiful potential of Nature's timeless materials.
A simple and accessible guide to the basic tools you need for a wide range of jobs, including tiling, painting, flooring, woodwork and general repairs in the home; useful tips show you the basic techniques and how to use them.
How to fit shelves and architraves, replace skirting and baseboards, fix cladding, hang doors, replace drawers and install security locks; useful techniques include how to prepare and finish wood, and there is a guide to the tools you will need, all with 230 how-to photographs in one handy volume.
Illustrated with more than 175 photos, 12 elegant but uncomplicated projects include a Chickadee House with a concave roof, a Victorian Bluebird, and a Purple Martin House. The designs come with diagrams as well as everything you need to know about construction, from dimensions to tools.
This title is about one family's experience of building in the Cape and is not an attempt to cover an A to Z of building. We hope it will help you in your quest and will inspire you to hop on the renovating train.