How to Rescue a House : Turn an Unloved Property into Your Dream Home by Ireland, David
Penguin Books Ltd | 29 September 2005
Paperback | 352 pages
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.