With a house price boom and a shortage of houses in the UK, the domestic housing sector of the industry is buoyant. More houses are being extended, converted, altered or insulated than ever before, and the repair and maintenance market continues to provide ample work for most small and medium contractors. Written for all those involved in building traditional extensions or converting lofts, Spons House Improvement Price Book provides detailed and reliable cost data in a style designed to save time without sacrificing accuracy. Fully-priced out standard items cover 44 house extensions of different types and sizes, plus three loft conversions. In addition there is a chapter on the pricing of common alterations and a new chapter on repair of damage due to floods, fire and gales.