How to Renovate

publication date: Aug 22, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

How to Renovate

Renovating Books - Kate Faulkner's Top Five!

If you do a search on for ‘renovating book' then you'll find nearly 500 books to buy! That's quite a number of books on renovating a property to work through before you can find out which one is best suited to your needs. To help you find the best renovating book which will help you plan and decide how renovating your property will work best for you, see Kate Faulkner, MD of Designs on Property top five renovating books that she's used to renovate her properties over the last 20 years.

Top Renovating Book 1

Alison Cork's Guide to Renovating Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Before Calling in the Builders
Although slightly out of date - so you'll need to check on some of the advice, Alison does know what she's talking about when it comes to renovating a home. There are some really great checklists (which Kate always loves!) and some very sound advice. Definitely worth a read.

Top Renovating Book 2

Collins DIY Manual
If you really want a book that gets down to the nitty gritty about ‘how to' carry out projects such as how to tile, how to plumb a bath, then look no further than the Collins DIY Manual. Kate says: "Whenever I carry out a project, I always turn to this book to remind me how to do it or to get me started".

Top Renovating Book 3

Homebuilding & Renovating Book of Barn Conversions: Complete Fully Illustrated Stories of 35 Inspirational Projects [Illustrated] [Paperback]
Written by the Homebuilding and Renovating magazine crew, if you are renovating a barn, don't do so without reading this book.

If though you really want the best iphone ‘app for renovating a property' then download the free B&Q app this is an excellent book which will really help you to find out via videos, how to's and it even creates a shopping list for you so you don't forget a crucial item you need!

Our book on Develop Your Property is number one in the renovating a property section on Amazon - one of the top 21st sellers out of over 10,500 books on property!

Thinking of renovating a property? Don't make a move without purchasing our Renovating a Home Property Pack - it could save you money in the long run!

Buy our Renovating a Home Pack - includes three month's FREE 1:1 support and a FREE Which? Develop Your Property Book!

Do you have a property renovation question? Then ask us via our Property Forum, email us at or tel 0845 838 1763 for independent answers!

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