Have you ever wanted to increase the protection of your home from criminal activity, but couldn’t afford the cost of an expensive alarm system? Here is a guide to securing your home or property without having to pay a fortune. In this short book, you will learn how to better use the resources that you…


The author guides the reader through the development of thatching, the materials used including imported ones and the artistic work that creates the charm and beauty of a thatched roof. There are extensive chapters giving a host of practical tips for those living in thatched houses, including the advantages and disadvantages, maintenance, fire precautions, costs,…


Timber frame building methods are amongst the oldest and most versatile in human history and they are becoming increasingly popular as both governments and individuals throughout the world embrace ‘green’ issues. Global warming is encouraging the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials; and building with wood and adopting timber frame construction, which reduces carbon emissions…