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Survival skills

Refurbishing your house is an acquired taste and requires some nerve, writes Lee Mallett .Surviving the process,with your bank account and marriage reasonably intact, never mind your regard for architects and other construction professionals,is,like many things, considerably improved by the rapid acquisition of pertinent knowledge.Barbara Weiss and Louis Hellman's book Do it with an Architect provides useful advice for people who have decided to take the plunge.Hellman's cartoons make ...

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