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Collins Complete DIY Manual (1986)

by Albert Jackson

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Very similar at first sight to the Reader's Digest Complete DIY Manual, published around the same time; but, the Jackson & Day edition approaches the same subject matter in a subtly different way.
Whereas the Reader's Digest book uses mostly photographs, giving their DIY Manual a glossy 'magazine' style step-by-step feel; the Collins book goes to the trouble of illustrating the same steps with Magic Marker style drawings and a far more 'scientific' feel throught; with far greater emphasis on planning with tutorials on choosing colours and tones, textures and manipulating space. They also utilise a colour coded index system on the leaf edge margin of each page making quick access to the information you need in a hurry quick and easy - handy if you are looking for how to fix a burst pipe in a panic! ( )
  Sylak | May 1, 2014 |
Great book, bang up to date with ideas & drawings ( )
  Bulgakov66 | Nov 2, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007185235, Hardcover)

Collins Complete DIY Manual is an international bestseller and the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. This new edition has been updated with information on all the latest changes in products, techniques and regulations developed since the last edition (published 2001). This is an updated version of the long-established home improvement bible and a must-have for anyone interested in maintaining and renovating their home -- whether they're a complete novice, DIY enthusiast or professional. contents include: * planning * decorating -- completely revised with substantial new material * repairs and maintenance * home security * infestation, rot and damp * insulation and ventilation * electricity * plumbing * heating * garden projects -- inc. new section on decking * tools and techniques This new edition has been substantially rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations, covering all the latest products, techniques and regulations, including a completely revised chapter on decorating and a new section on garden decking -- proving that the Collins Complete DIY Manual continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market.

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For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely.… (more)

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