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Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Basement Waterproofing: A Practical Guide & Handbook to Waterproofing Your Basement

by Chaim Packer

"Are You Ready To Rid Your Basement of Mold, Mildew & Water Damage?" "Ready to diagnose problems in your basement quickly?" "Ready to learn how to properly waterproof your basement?" If you are interested in...


Measure Twice

by Bryan Baeumler

Canada’s #1 expert on DIY simplifies Canada’s most common (and avoidable) DIY disasters.

DIY projects seem quick and easy. You start thinking that you’re repairing a crack in the ceiling, and before you...


How to Avoid Housework

by Paula Jhung

Household tips by a popular columnist include fast tidy jobs for unexpected visitors, organizing clutter, creating a self-maintained kitchen, coping with mess-makers, and keeping the bathroom clean.

If you think...


The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...


Selecting and Renovating an Old House: A Complete Guide

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Clearly written manual tells how to appraise an older home, develop plans for remodeling the kitchen, add a bath, replace floors, roof, windows, doors, interior walls, kitchen cabinets, more.


Wood-Frame House Construction

by Gerald E. Sherwood & Robert C. Stroh

Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process....


New Life for Old Houses: A Guide to Restoration and Repair

by George Stephen

Easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. 300 illustrations....


The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

by Jeff Wilson

With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large...


Home Comforts

by Cheryl Mendelson

Home Comforts is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints,...


Remodel My House: How To Do It Right: Understanding The Process Of Remodeling

by Dwight Chung

Are you living in an older house that is in need of a remodel or are you ready to update your house a bit? If so, you need to have a copy of the book "Remodel My House: How To Do It Right." This book gives the...


Norma Vally's Bathroom Fix-Ups: More than 50 Projects for Every Skill Level

by Norma Vally

Today more women are tending to their homes, and they're not just sewing curtains and arranging flowers. They're installing new toilets, adding ceramic floors to the kitchen, and drywalling the den.

A survey...


The Holmes Manual

by Mike Holmes

No-nonsense advice from the star of HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection

  • Why are my windows fogging up?
  • What can I do about a squeaky floor?
  • Why is my bedroom so much colder than the rest of the...


Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate

by Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet

There's no place like home!

And that's why we're back. Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate is the sequel to Dare to Repair, the national bestselling home repair book for women.

In our first book, we taught you...


The Holmes Inspection

by Mike Holmes

The Holmes Inspection will be the definitive guide to smart home-buying and home-selling for Canadians. It’s often said that a home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, yet many buyers, when...


How To Add Value To Your Home

by Scott McGillivray

How you can get the biggest bang for your buck!

Adding value to your home is about investing your time and money wisely. You’ll often hear that a fresh coat of paint will give you a great return, but a swimming...


Flip This House

by Herman David Battles

A lot of people are flipping houses nowadays. If you follow my method, you will do it the easy and best way to make money. I know cause I did.


My Home Is My Fortress

by Vladimir Hristov

A newcomer from the old world came in Canada to live a better life. He hopes that his book will be accepted and make people understand the philosophy of the Strata communities in British Columbia, Canada


A Collection of Simple Anglo-Indian Recipes

by Bridget White

A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES is a revised, consolidated version of four earlier Recipe Books of Bridget White, namely Bridgets Anglo-Indian Delicacies, A Collection of Anglo-Indian Roasts, Casseroles...


My Journey in Public Housing Management

by Joel Fisher Jr

This book is an independent study that I did to examine public housing in general and the Glenarden Housing Authority, known as Hawkins Manor, located in the Town of Glenarden, Maryland. The study is based on...