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The Australian Renovators Manual
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This book is specifically designed to deal with problems confronted when renovating or altering an existing dwelling. It also shows step-by-step how to accomplish popular renovation projects.

It solves problems such as rising damp floor and wall cracking rot in members small kitchens and bathrooms leaking shower recesses and termites. It also describes how to support the roof when making openings in walls.

Illustrations - Black & White

Units of Measurement - Metric


Avoiding the Pitfalls:

Footings & Floors

  • Foundations & Footings Failure
  • Repairing Concrete Floors Patios & Stairs
  • Buying & Mixing Concrete
  • Resurfacing & Levelling Concrete Floors
  • Restumping & Relevelling Timber Floors
  • Rot or Termite Damaged Subfloor Timbers
  • Lifting & Replacing Floorboards
  • Controlling Underfloor RotRepairing Squeaky Flooring & Stairs
  • Relaying Tongue & Groove Flooring
  • Floor Sanding



  • Removing a Partition
  • Building Timber Frame Partitions
  • Forming Openings between Rooms
  • Building a Recess or Alcove in a Wall
  • Making Openings in Brick Walls
  • Brick Veneering an Existing House
  • Rising Damp & Waterproofing
  • Fixing Wall Cracks Exterior & Interior
  • Repairing Holes in Gyprock Plasterboard
  • Gyprock Plasterboard Lining Over Old Linings
  • Gyprock Joint Finishing
  • Sealing off a Doorway using Gyprock
  • Repairing Weatherboards


Roofs & Ceilings

  • Fixing Sagging Roof Rafters
  • Fixing Leaking Roofs
  • Replacing Roof Tiles & Corr. Iron Sheet
  • Replacing Valley Gutters
  • Replacing Flashings
  • Fixing Overflowing Guttering
  • Replacing Guttering & Downpipes
  • How to Install PVC Downpipes
  • Restoring Roofing Surfaces tiles or metal
  • Repairing Rot in Fascias or Bargeboards
  • Replacing Fascias or Bargeboards
  • Replacing Soffit Linings
  • Relining Ceilings with Gyprock Plasterboard
  • How to Install Plaster Cornice


Attics & Roof Extensions

  • Some Roof Addition IdeasDesigning Attic Rooms
  • Attics in Existing Truss Roofs
  • Supporting Roof Attics & Additions
  • Installing Beams
  • Details on Near Flat Roofed Dormer Attics
  • How to Make Attic Storage Space


Doors & Windows

  • How to Hang a Pair of French Doors
  • How to Install Prehung French Doors
  • Installing Aluminium Sliding Glass Patio Doors
  • Cutting a Door Down
  • Enlarging a Door
  • Reversing a Door
  • How to Re-install a Door Handle & Latch
  • How to Stop a Door Rattling
  • Repairing Sticking Doors
  • Replacing & Repairing Windows
  • Installing a New Window
  • Freeing Up Sticking Windows
  • Enlarging a Window Vertically
  • Enlarging a Window Horizontally



  • Renovating the Kitchen
  • Kitchen Renovation Solutions



  • How to Improve a Small Bathroom
  • Leaking Shower Recesses
  • How to Install Shower Bases & Trays
  • Replacing Shower Wall Tiles with Laminate
  • Lamipanel or Aquapanel
  • Dealing with Chipped or Discoloured Baths
  • Removing a Cast Iron Bath



  • Enclosing Patios & Verandahs
  • Building Attached Carports
  • Attaching Carports to the House
  • How to Cool Your Home
  • Improving Natural Illumination
  • Installing Skylights
  • Building a Light Well



  • Tiling or Re-tiling Bathrooms & Shower
  • Recesses
  • Preparing Floors for Tiling
  • Cutting Tiles & Making Holes
  • Commencing to Lay Tiles
  • How to Lay Wall Tiles
  • How to Lay Floor Tiles
  • How to Tile or Re-tile Shower Recess Floors
  • How to Tile or Re-tile Shower Recess Walls
  • Laying Large Patio Tiles



  • Building Storage Cupboards & Shelving
  • Installing Wall-Mounted Units
  • Laminating and Relaminating
  • How to Replace Damaged Tiles
  • How to Reduce Traffic Noise
  • Replacing Verandah Posts


Maintaining Your Home

Leaks around windows & doors cleaning & removing stains.

  • Dealing with Termites
  • House Painting
  • Safety While Renovating
  • Sealants for Renovations
  • Adhesivies for Renovations
  • Fillers for Renovation

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by Peter Mahone Thursday 20 March, 2014
Very happy with product,price and delivery time. Thank you.

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by Haitham Hawari Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Very good book and fast and efficient service, thanks

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by Peter Vandenheuvel Monday 08 April, 2013
Excellent rapid service, delivered as advertised in excellent condition and delivery within two days. Would recommend this book to anyone doing house renovating or additions

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by Brad Ptolemy Monday 04 June, 2012
Extremely happy with this book and all of the books in this series.

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by Roland Howell Thursday 22 March, 2012

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by Matt Cowan Wednesday 07 March, 2012
Another excellent refererence manual at such an unbelievable great price, would strongly recommend to purchase before taking on any renovations.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Owen Thomson Friday 11 February, 2011
Fantastic book for renovators, it really answered all the questions that were in my mind!

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by Peter Crick Thursday 16 December, 2010
Great book, I have 2 others by the same author and they are the best construction manuals on the market. Also the service provided by was perfect, my inquiry was handled very quickly and I had the books on my desk in record time, highly recommended online supplier, I will definitely be back. Thank You Peter Crick

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by Tim Talbot Friday 22 January, 2010
Thanks for the prompt, polite service!! Great generalized renovator book.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by ted beasley Tuesday 05 January, 2010
I found this book to be very informative and helpful. It explains things in a simple,easy to understand manner, and should be a part of every renovators' library.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Barb Craker Monday 23 November, 2009
Fantastic Service Ordered one day got it the next. Very Happy will definately order from this company again.

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by Tina Hansen Monday 16 November, 2009
Awesome book...awesome price. Highly recommended even for compex jobs!

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by Chelsey Heslop Friday 09 October, 2009
Fast and efficient service, thanks

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by Paul Bonnici Friday 04 September, 2009
Great little book for any Owner Builder / Handman. Very fast postage too. Thanks guys!

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by Darryl Dallas Wednesday 12 November, 2008
Great book, very informative and accurate. Extremely fast delivery from BBS. Well done!!!

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by Axella Johannesson Monday 10 November, 2008
I am so happy to have this book - written as it is for Aussies. I have ordered many DIY books online, only to find they're written by Americans, about American houses with their basements, and wood and asphalt-shingle roofs. This book seemed like it was written about my own house! There are a number of illustrations and diagrams, with clearly-written steps about how to perform a particular task. While it may be slightly (but not completely) beyond complete novices, I recommend this book for home renovators who have some basic knowledge about DIY. I consider it money well spent.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Rocci Borgia Friday 10 October, 2008
Handy book. Good for the DIY renovator. Delivery was extremely prompt. Arrived in excellent condition. Great service.

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by SUE SUTTON Friday 01 August, 2008
I was extremely impressed with the quality of service and the speed of delivery on this item. I have no hesitation in using the service again and highly recommend to others

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by rebecca graham Friday 01 August, 2008
fabulous book, very detailed and easy to understand for the average DIY. PROMPT SERVICE!!

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by steve adamson Sunday 01 June, 2008
very good prompt service, will certaily deal with again

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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