Since its founding in 1976, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 255,000 houses for more than one million people and families in need world wide. First published in 2002, “Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House “has helped thousands more build simple, energy-efficient homes of their own by helping guide…


Driveways, paths and patios are an essential part of most properties and this comprehensive book provides a detailed explanation of exactly how they are designed, planned and constructed. The features of this book are: discusses the design of driveways, paths and patios with reference to their planned use, style, size, gradients and special features such…


For years “Metropolitan Home” magazine published a favourite annual issue known as the “Design 100”, which honoured superlative invention and creativity in international design. “Metropolitan Home’s Design 100” is, in a sense, a book-size version of the best selling issue, focusing on the best homes and the best rooms ever to have appeared in “Met…


This 7"e; x 6"e;, 120 page book is fully indexed. Learn how baking soda was developed into a consumer product, how it works, and more importantly how to use it in an amazing number of ways. In fifteen different catagories, ranging from cooking and cleaning to hygience and home remedies, you’ll find ideas you never…


The Renewable Energy Home Handbook is biased towards the practical, and covers the installation of all leading types of alternative domestic energy sources – from ground- and air-source heat pumps, PV solar electricity generation and solar water heating, to bio-mass domestic heating systems and wind turbines. Discussing the pros and cons of each technology, it…


Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing precisely this. But how exactly do you go about it? How much of the building work should you do yourself? This manual explains the entire process in plain English, backed up with hundreds of colour…


This collection of 36 articles from the experts at Fine Homebuilding, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country, lays out detailed information on every stage of remodeling – from planning and design to building and installation, upgrades, finishing and clean-up. Coverage includes interior and exterior design and building strategies, as well as information…