This guide was commissioned by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Building Research Establishment to provide practical guidance for homeowners whose properties have been affected by subsidence, or heave, or who are concerned by the potential risk of damage. The first, best-selling, edition dealt specifically with the problems associated with properties founded on shrinkable…


“Easy-to-follow shed designs with loads of color examples.” The new edition of this classic do-it-yourself guide for backyard builders now contains more material and photographs than ever. Sheds helps the do-it-yourself builder think through all the issues involved in designing and building a shed: intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of construction difficulty, and much…


The definitive handbook on the detection, treatment, and prevention of bed bugs–a must have guide for every homeowner, renter, landlord, and traveler.Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and organophosphates in the 1950s, but they are now reaching epidemic levels. Some cities have seen a 1000% increase in bed bug infestations. Exterminators…


Anyone can get started in the rewarding craft of woodcarving with surprisingly few tools, minimal monetary investment, and this instructive text backed up by hundreds of color photos and illustrations. You’ll find out how to use carver’s chisels, common household items, and the provided patterns to create five featured starter projects. As your skills and…


Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home With “DIY Wood Pallet Projects,” you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you’ll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard…