A handy, comprehensive guide to all those little repair jobs around the home by well-known media handyman Scott McGregor.
Never mind the big renos, it's all the little jobs around the house that can end up costing you a fortune - unless you can do them yourself!
Find out how, with handyman and DIYer Scott McGregor, in this essential guide to fixing everything around the home. Full of step-by-steps, simple instructions and lots of inside tips, Fix It will show you how to do all those tricky little jobs you'd rather not pay a tradie for. Get the good oil on: tools; products; materials; greening your home; minor and major repairs; painting; furniture repair and restoration; basic plumbing; decks; outdoor furniture; picture hanging; damp; kitchens; wet areas; floors, walls, doors and windows; carpet repairs; repairing built-ins; and much more.
With easy-to-understand diagrams, Fix It is a must-have item in any home tool kit, next to the hammer, the power drill and a length of wire (just in case . . .).
With Fix It, YOU can do it!
Born in Orange, NSW, Scott McGregor is a graduate of NIDA who has appeared in countless TV dramas and plays. Most recently he was the DIY presenter on Channel Seven's Better Homes and Gardens and the host of the highly successful series Room for Improvement . Scott writes a weekly DIY column for the Sun Herald called Weekend Workshop', where he responds to readers' questions with advice on how to do various small repair and maintenance jobs around the home. He also is a presenter of the Bunnings Ladies' Nights in NSW and Qld. Scott has a passion for trains and for many years owned the famous train buffs' shop Off the Rails.
Table Of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION - HOW I GOT HOOKED
Basic tool kit
Beginners power tools
The next stage
DIY shadow board
More advance tool kit
More power tools
About Cordless tools and batteries
Ten great tool tips
Looking After your tools
3. PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS
Glues, Sealants and Fillers
Timber and boards
Tapes, strings, ropes and wires
4. SAFETY WHILE YOU WORK
5. MAKING YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
Sealing gaps around doors
Sealing gaps around windows
Gaps in floorboards
Reducing heat loss/gain through windows
DIY double glazing
Allen & Unwin
Home renovation & extension