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Building Your Own Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Building Your Own Home A Step-by-Step Guide "This is an impressive undertaking. I’ve seen plenty of books about home construction techniques but this is the first one I’ve seen that packages construction information with the whole process of acquiring the property." —P. Gilbert Mercurio, Executive Vice President Westchester County Board of Realtors "Written by an expert in both design and construction, the book is highly readable and addresses each aspect of the home building process in terms of cost-effectiveness, quality and aesthetics." —Michel Sargious, PhD, P.Eng. Professor Department of Civil Engineering The University of Calgary Now Building Your Own Home puts complicated material into terms anyone can easily understand. From managing the construction process like a pro to mastering every legal and financial detail, you get step-by-step instruction to guide you through the entire construction process. It explains with 132 clarifying photographs and illustrations how each part of the house is built. You’ll learn how to:
  • find a good lot and select an appropriate design
  • apply for a building permit, secure the best financing terms as well as the best insurance coverage
  • handpick top-notch independent contractors—and successfully manage their work
  • control every stage of construction, from door knobs to deck installation to the plumbing and electrical work
Easy-to-read and filled with practical information, Building Your Own Home contains everything you need to build a customized house of your dreams.

Synopsis:

Building Your Own Home A Step-by-Step Guide "This is an impressive undertaking. I've seen plenty of books about home construction techniques but this is the first one I've seen that packages construction information with the whole process of acquiring the property." --P. Gilbert Mercurio, Executive Vice President Westchester County Board of Realtors "Written by an expert in both design and construction, the book is highly readable and addresses each aspect of the home building process in terms of cost-effectiveness, quality and aesthetics." --Michel Sargious, PhD, P.Eng. Professor Department of Civil Engineering The University of Calgary Now Building Your Own Home puts complicated material into terms anyone can easily understand. From managing the construction process like a pro to mastering every legal and financial detail, you get step-by-step instruction to guide you through the entire construction process. It explains with 132 clarifying photographs and illustrations how each part of the house is built. You'll learn how to:

* find a good lot and select an appropriate design

* apply for a building permit, secure the best financing terms as well as the best insurance coverage

* handpick top-notch independent contractors--and successfully manage their work

* control every stage of construction, from door knobs to deck installation to the plumbing and electrical work

Easy-to-read and filled with practical information, Building Your Own Home contains everything you need to build a customized house of your dreams.

About the Author

WASFI YOUSSEF, Ph.D., is a structural engineer with three degrees in civil engineering. He has more than thirty years of experience in structural engineering and construction, and has built a home of his own.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Buying a Lot.

Contracts and Arbitration.

Property Description and Land Survey.

Liens.

Titles.

Deeds and Deed Restrictions.

Mortgage Law.

Types of Mortgages.

Financing.

Lending Practices.

Insurance and Surety Bonds.

Closing and Closing Costs.

Architectural Styles.

Choosing a Design.

House Additions.

Applying for a Building Permit.

Choosing and Dealing with Contractors.

Types of Soils and Excavation.

Blasting.

Foundations.

House Frame.

Windows, Exterior Doors, and Exterior Trim.

Concrete Floor Slabs.

Roof Covering, Gutters, and Downspouts.

Garages and Garage Doors.

Exterior Siding.

Central Heating and Air Conditioning.

Plumbing.

Electrical Wiring and Telephone Line.

Insulation.

Stairs.

Fireplace and Chimney.

Drywall and Plastering.

Underlayment, Interior Doors, and Interior Trim.

Paints and Stains.

Finish Flooring.

Bathrooms and Kitchen.

Sewage Disposal and Water Wells.

Decks, Porches, and Patios.

Site Grading, Lawn, and Landscaping.

Driveways and Walkways.

Certificate of Occupancy and Tax Assessment.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471635611
Subtitle:
A Step-by-Step Guide
Author:
Youssef, Wasfi
Author:
Youssef
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
House Plans
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Building trades
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Designs and plans
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Specifications
Subject:
Contracts and specifications
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
House construction -- Specifications.
Subject:
Home Construction-House Planning
Subject:
building design
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.52x7.20x.94 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Building Your Own Home A Step-by-Step Guide "This is an impressive undertaking. I've seen plenty of books about home construction techniques but this is the first one I've seen that packages construction information with the whole process of acquiring the property." --P. Gilbert Mercurio, Executive Vice President Westchester County Board of Realtors "Written by an expert in both design and construction, the book is highly readable and addresses each aspect of the home building process in terms of cost-effectiveness, quality and aesthetics." --Michel Sargious, PhD, P.Eng. Professor Department of Civil Engineering The University of Calgary Now Building Your Own Home puts complicated material into terms anyone can easily understand. From managing the construction process like a pro to mastering every legal and financial detail, you get step-by-step instruction to guide you through the entire construction process. It explains with 132 clarifying photographs and illustrations how each part of the house is built. You'll learn how to:

* find a good lot and select an appropriate design

* apply for a building permit, secure the best financing terms as well as the best insurance coverage

* handpick top-notch independent contractors--and successfully manage their work

* control every stage of construction, from door knobs to deck installation to the plumbing and electrical work

Easy-to-read and filled with practical information, Building Your Own Home contains everything you need to build a customized house of your dreams.

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