Reader's Digest DIY Manual H/B £5 @ Whsmiths instore
Reader's Digest DIY Manual H/B £5 @ Whsmiths instore

Reader's Digest DIY Manual H/B £5 @ Whsmiths instore

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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.

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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!


Ooh, this could come in handy... I'll have a look tomorrow evening!

very good price. not as good as the oldskool RD diy book but a deal at that price

i bought the old school one for £1 in a charity shop and its excellent. will buy this if its updated enough.

Hubby has this and it is really good - good price for good book, voted hot

'assembling flatpack furniture'
heck even i can do that
sounds like may be useful then for beginners as well as those even mildly competent

This is showing as £19.99 for me?! I wouldn't mind buying this!

Edit: Sorry just read this is instore only


£10 in homebase

Will have to buy the Wife one for her birthday

Yes, this is a good price for this D.I.Y guide. Voted Hot !

Its worth it cos even doing those basic jobs are made easier when you have diagrams to refer back to... even for you experts out there...

Just in time when I wanted to buy this!! Heat added.


£10 in homebase

Last time I checked it was £19.99 in my local HB.

I bought a similar one last year for £6 in Smiths. There is a lot of stuff in there that an experienced DIY'er would know but useful stuff all the same.

[url]www.diynot.com[/url] has good forums if you get stuck with anything too.



Last time I checked it was £19.99 in my local HB.

It was £10 instore yesterday - Warwick store.

it's blue one on sale for 5 pounds in my local whsmith... the red one's still 14.99. I have no idea what the difference is apart from the red one has a CD. The blue's also 2009 version.

Bought this for £5 in the orpington ,kent store! it is a newer cover so dont look for a red one, its blue!! mine was in the bestsellers section at the front of the store with a save 75% off sticker from £20 to £5 a bargain so i bought it for my boyfriend ideal for when he gets a house! (there are 13 chapters- 1 know your home, 2 basic skills and tools, 3 home decorating, 4 floor coverings, 5 fixtures and fittings, 6 doors and windows, 7. walla ceiling and fireplaces, 8, floors and staircases, 9.wiring and lighting, 10. plumbing and heating, 11. outdoor maintenance, 12. DIY in the garden, 13. rules & regulations (what to consider when planning a loft conversion,homeextension etc)
book itself is quite bulky but with so much detailed information its definitelyworth the £5!! even things like how to remove carpet stains such as alcohol, ink, ketchup, chewing gum, lipstick etc.how to fit a sink, wallpapering in awkward places, paint problems, painting doors and frames, using waxes and oil finishes etc.highly recommended book. maybe ill keep it myself

Just picked this up today. Cheers for the post. Heat and Rep added :thumbsup:
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