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#1 jayroc2k

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:19 PM

I went to view a property that is sold at auction (all old contents included) and saw this book

"Building your own house" by Murray Armor
First printed 1988

I was very tempted to remove the book without the knowledge or consent of the owner with the intent of permanently depriving them of possession

I'm the end, I just took a picture instead. I could try to buy the house to get the book :-)
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

99p on ebay - but house not included !
http://www.ebay.co.u...:i:151881433322

#3 tony51

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:28 AM

Puts me in mind of a similar self-build book I had from the 1970s - long thrown away.
Simpler times, when you could have 11" brick cavity walls, 2" of glass wool in the roof, and windows as big as you wanted.
Oh, and great-crested newts weren't invented.