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Oak Frame Homes

This book features stunning photographs alongside the inspiring stories of more than 28 of the most innovative oak frame homes Beautifully designed and printed on high quality paper this hardback book is both coffee table and practical - explaining as it does the stories of how the houses were conceived and built. Produced in conjunction with Oakwrights, the UK’s biggest supplier of oak frame homes

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How to Get Planning Permission Fifth edition

Step-by-step guide to the application process

This is a brand new edition of the best-selling book on planning consent. Used by the public and professionals alike this fifth edition is fully updated and completely re-designed.

Ideal for anyone looking at newbuilds, extensions, loft conversions or any home improvement. With more people than ever choosing to improve rather than move this is an excellent guide for the homeowner looking for a straight-forward, no-nonsense guide to the planning and building control system.

The book features process flow charts, draft letters and many informative illustrations - all designed to take the stress out of applying for planning consent.

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Contemporary Homes III

320 pages of inspirational self-build hommes in full colour in a hardback edition that's both practical and beautiful. with hundreds of full colour photographs, full deatils of the builds, costs and suppliers details. This book is a must-have!


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The Housebuilder's Bible Eleven

Whether you’re a first-time selfbuilder or seasoned professional, this book tells you how to succeed at housebuilding. It explains everything you need to know about managing a build, buying and using materials, finding and employing the right people – and doing it all without the pitfalls. Previous editions have won huge praise. ‘It contains all the things the trade know and take for granted, but that non-trade wouldn’t know,’ said one reader. Another wrote: ‘This is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to understand the options when building or improving a property.’ Written in a highly readable style this eleventh edition is fully updated and comes complete with tables for costing your building project.