How to Rescue a House : Turn an Unloved Property into Your Dream Home
Many of us long to build our own house from scratch. But instead of building a new house, why not rescue an old one? You could save a house and make a home Written by an expert in home restoration and adviser to the major new BBC TV series, Dereliction Detectives, How to Rescue a House is a wonderfully practical and commonsense guide to bringing a neglected property - whether abandoned, derelict, or just in need of some tender loving care - back to its former glory. This radical approach to home improvement covers everything you need to help you on your way: Locate and buy the perfect property for you Assess whether your project is viable and deal with planning and building regulations Choose the right materials and hire the best people for the project Re-design your property and create space, warmth, security - and profit Fund your project and manage your money Learn tips and tricks usually known only to property developers and local authorities Find out more with an invaluable list of websites, books, suppliers, agencies and organizations Armed with this book, a little luck and determination, you can turn an unloved house into the home you have always dreamed of.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 184 x 222 x 23mm | 944g
- 29 Sep 2005
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations, col. ports.
About David Ireland
David Ireland is the main advisor to the BBC series. He has worked in housing for the last fifteen years, directly helping people with their property problems, and now, through his job at The Empty Homes Agency, he is affecting national policy. He also puts his money where his mouth is: ten years ago he and his wife bought and restored a neglected cottage in South West London. Passionate about how property can make our lives better, David's goal is to help everyone make better use of their own home, a new home, or an empty home.