The 1930s was a boom time for house building – as well as the superb Modernist designs that still turn heads today are the thousands of solid semis built in the era – and still aspired to by small families throughout the land.
The thing is, these houses are 70 years old and are often in need of repair. Which is where the Haynes 1930s House Manual comes in. Yes, the people who make the car manuals have moved onto housing, offering the same helpful advice, restoration tips, ‘danger signs’ to look for and advice on managing common defects. And there’s around 400 images to get the points across. You’ll be talking the language of the builder in no time.
Available now, you can pick it up for around £13.