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Complete Idiot's Guide to Building Your Own Home, 2e (Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

Start with a strong foundation.

With even more instructions and illustrations, this revised and updated edition offers clear and concise guidance on every step of home building, from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials to all aspects of construction. This book answers every question readers have about building their own residence—and a few questions they may not have considered.

• Contains a visual dictionary of new construction terms and home components

• Fully illustrated with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions

• Sample bid forms, general contractor agreements, and legal advice on building codes and permits

• Includes information on working with architects and drawing up your own plans

Synopsis:

There's no feeling of accomplishment like having built your own dream house.

This clear, concise, up-to-date blueprint for every aspect of the home building process answers all major questions. The new edition takes the reader from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials. Readers will discover how to be one's own general contractor; the pros and cons of myriad options; and sample bid forms, project schedules, estimating worksheets, contractor agreements, and other forms not in the previous edition. Plus, there are 100 additional illustrations to enhance reader understanding.

About the Author

Dan Ramsey is a general contractor and the author of more than 20 books for homebuilders and buyers, including the first edition of The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Building Your Own Home, The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Finishing Your Basement Illustrated, and The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom Illustrated. His other books include builde‛s construction guides, contractor business guides, kit home construction, and homeowner remodeling and repair books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592573141
Publisher:
Alpha
Subject:
Design & Construction
Author:
Ramsey, Dan
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guides
Publication Date:
20050104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.84x8.48x.64 in. 1.28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Engineering » Construction » Do It Yourself
Engineering » Home Construction » Building a House
Engineering » Home Construction » General

Complete Idiot's Guide to Building Your Own Home, 2e (Complete Idiot's Guides)
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"Synopsis" by , There's no feeling of accomplishment like having built your own dream house.

This clear, concise, up-to-date blueprint for every aspect of the home building process answers all major questions. The new edition takes the reader from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials. Readers will discover how to be one's own general contractor; the pros and cons of myriad options; and sample bid forms, project schedules, estimating worksheets, contractor agreements, and other forms not in the previous edition. Plus, there are 100 additional illustrations to enhance reader understanding.

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