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

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Wiley, Nov 9, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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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.

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This book tells how to secure financing for a building project and overseeif not directly supervisethe work of builders and contractors. It begins with such relevant topics as legal and financial ... Read full review


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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.

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