Master locksmith Steven Hampton has over 40 years of experience in designing different ways to open locks without keys and has personally taught dozens of today’s most talented locksmiths. In this book, Hampton reveals little-known secrets for devising quick and easy lock-picking tools on the spot, using common household items found in the average home,…


Upcycling sums up today’s approach to interiors. It means re-using or re-styling things in an innovative andcontemporary way, transforming an older piece of furniture from junk to fabulous. The same idea can even beapplied to mass-market modern furniture – through ‘hacking’, you can give it a brand new use or an entirelydifferent look. Both upcycling…


Repairing, even just painting, an old house with some of today’s conventional building materials could begin processes leading to decay, or bring about changes that erode interest and value.This book introduces kinder alternatives, including traditional and sustainable repair methods and philosophies that can also preserve the character and fabric of the smallest old house and…


Principles of Construction is an illustrated guide to the processes involved in a building programme, from inception stage through to completion. This second edition has been updated in accordance with current Building Regulation, with the emphasis remaining on safety and the correct use of materials. Following a logical procession of concepts and practice, the book…