Found this in whsmiths for only a fiver, updated 2009 version, over 500 pages long, plenty of colour pictures to help you along with your DIY project.
With a fresh new design, new artwork and photography and whole new sections, this manual is a worthy successor to the renowned Complete DIY Manual. It is packed full of invaluable advice for anyone fixing, extending, decorating, renovating or building their home and garden. Whether you want to know how to rewire your house or build a deck, repair a faulty ball valve or mend a hole in plasterboard, wallpaper a stairwell or unblock a downpipe, it's all here. The completely revised and updated text reflects current best practices and the latest tools, techniques and materials. Also included is new material on assembling flat pack furniture, putting up plaster mouldings, adding decking to your garden, wiring computers and home entertainment systems and much more. Each section in this invaluable guide is clearly described with step-by-step instructions, drawings and diagrams for every project. This handsome book will save you hundreds of pounds and hours of effort - it has all the information you will ever need to keep your home in good condition. Every home should have one!