Before you embark on a major renovation, restoration or new build, READ THIS BOOK!
Mark Brinkley outlines the whole entire process, from buying property, planning and groundworks, all the way to finishing touches. He has outline all the main materials and methods you could choose between for different stages of your project, discusses their advantages and disadvantages, and importantly, runs compares their costs!
We found his cost comparison charts helpful for estimating the overall costs of our own project. He breaks down each phase, the costs of materials per square meter, and the cost of labour! This book really is a God Send! Pun intended.
Please don’t start your first project without reading this!
You can find the book here! https://amzn.to/3kM22BZ
Whether or not you’re trying to build an “Eco-Home”, it’s 2020, and it’s helpful to inform yourself about the environmental impacts of your building project! This lays it all out in a comprehensive, easy to read guide that will help you make great decisions for your carbon footprint, and your wallet!
Get the guide here! https://amzn.to/3mBEoZB
Do you own an old home? Do you want to save on your energy bills, and create a healthy, warm home for modern day living? The Pebble Trust’s Sustainable Renovation - Improving Homes for Energy, Health and Environment is for you!
It’s free to download, or you can order a hard copy for at-cost pricing. Find it at http://www.thepebbletrust.org/sustainablerenovation.asp
It outlines ALL the ways you can make energy efficiency improvements to your home in a sustainable way that won’t negatively effect the structure of your traditionally built home.
If you have an old home, I really can’t recommend this enough. It will help you save SO MUCH MONEY, while also saving the environment!
Learn how to take care of your old, traditionally built home!
Did you know that your traditionally built home may not be compatible with all modern day building materials and techniques? Things like cement and non-breathable paints and coatings can actually damage the structure of an old lime-based stone building?
These short, but very helpful guides will help to take care of your old home. From the masonry and chimneys, to the maintaining sash windows and internal features of your home, to controlling damp and improving energy efficiency. These guides are golden! And they’re free!
Find all the Inform Guides HERE!