The Renovator's Survival Guide

The Renovator's Survival Guide

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Are you contemplating a renovation? Do you think you know all about renovating houses because you happen to live in one? Have you looked at other people's renovation disasters and said 'That will never happen to me'? If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above, then this is the book for you. Amanda Falconer, building industry professional and home renovation survivor, shows Australian home-owners how to: Raise finance; Find the right architect; Achieve good design; Negotiate council approvals; Deal with builders; Avoid cost blow-outs and delays. Written with humour and peppered with stories of renovation successes, near-misses and complete disasters, this is an easy-to-use guide to the most expensive activity you're ever likely to undertake, apart from buying the actual house.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 148 x 200 x 17mm | 374g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143010417
  • 9780143010418

Author information

Amanda Falconer is Sydney-based and works in marketing. For the past nine years she has worked in the building industry. She began renovation on her own home several years ago. It cost $70,000 more than the contract price, took two years longer, and ended in four years of legal action.show more