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How to build your own home : the ultimate guide to managing a self-build project and creating your dream house

Author: Tony Booth; Mike Dyson
Publisher: Oxford : How To Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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More and more people are contemplating building their dream home. This book explains the process stage by stage. It provides you with the practical knowledge required to go beyond your aspirations,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Booth; Mike Dyson
ISBN: 9781845281922 1845281926
OCLC Number: 85691903
Notes: Previous edition: published as Build your own home. 2003.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part 1: Before You Begin; 1. Why do it?; 2. Personal qualities; 3. Living arrangements; 4. Finding suitable land; 5. Assessing the site; 6. Buying the site; 7. The house design; 8. Planning permission; 9. Building regulations; Part 2: Let's Get Started; 10. Personal involvement; 11. Preparing the site; 12. The substructure; 13. Constructing the shell; 14. The roof; Part 3: Internal Works (The Fun Part); 15. Major features; 16. The floors; 17. The 1st 'fix'; 18. The wet trades; 19. The 2nd 'fix'; 20. Painting and decorating; Part 4: Completion & External Aspects; 21. Completion notice; 22. Beyond the threshold; 23. Time for contemplation.
Responsibility: Tony Booth & Mike Dyson.

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