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The complete idiot's guide to building your own home

Author: Dan Ramsey
Publisher: New York, NY : Alpha Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Provides information on building a home, covering selecting a housing option, choosing a location and building site, designing a home, being energy efficient, financing, construction costs, codes, permits, hiring a contractor, excavating, framing, utilities, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Ramsey
ISBN: 9781592576661 1592576664
OCLC Number: 179645922
Description: xx, 327 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Me, build a home? --
Nailing the real world of housing --
Sticks and stones : how homes are built --
Exploring your housing options --
Designing your home --
Where to live : choosing a location --
Selecting a building site --
How many bedrooms? : designing your own home --
Making your home energy efficient --
Paying for your home --
Save thousands on your new home --
Wallet blues : estimating construction costs --
Financing your new home --
Hiring some help --
Codes, permits, and legal stuff --
Hiring the best contractor --
Be your own contractor --
Hiring subcontractors and laborers --
Two-off-ten : hiring suppliers --
Constructing your home --
what goes where? : planning construction --
On your mark : site preparation --
Dig it : excavation and foundation --
Underfoot : floors and decks --
Taking shape : framing --
Closure is good : exterior --
Power to the people : services --
Somebody get the door : interior --
Finishing touches --
getting ready to move in --
Outdoor options.
Other Titles: Building your own home
Responsibility: by Dan Ramsey.
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Provides information on building a home, covering selecting a housing option, choosing a location and building site, designing a home, being energy efficient, financing, construction costs, codes, permits, hiring a contractor, excavating, framing, utilities, and other related topics.

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