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How to plan, contract, and build your own home

Author: Richard M Scutella; Dave Heberle
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
Series: McGraw Hill professional.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Covering topics ranging from hiring the right vendors to choosing fixtures, this guide presents a step-by-step roadmap for building a new home or remodeling an existing one. It focuses on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scutella, Richard M.
How to plan, contract, and build your own home.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005
(DLC) 2005049607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Scutella; Dave Heberle
ISBN: 0071448853 9780071448857 9780071588980 0071588981
OCLC Number: 216947222
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 793 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; Part 1 What to Build; Chapter 1 A House Divided; Living and Recreation Space; Food Preparation Space; Dining Space; Bathing and Washing Space; Sleeping and Dressing Space; Service and Storage Space; Points to Ponder; Chapter 2 House Styles and Types; House Styles; House Types; Alternate Housing; Points to Ponder; Chapter 3 Traffic Zoning and Planning; Traffic Entering and Exiting the House; Internal Movement; Room-to-Room Relationships; General Guidelines; Points to Ponder; Chapter 4 Size Planning; Deciding on the Size of Your House; Points to Ponder. Chapter 5 Prints and DrawingsWhy You Should Create the Plans; Final Set of Plans; Preparing Your Plans; Before Approaching the Builder; Points to Ponder; Part 2 How to Build It; Chapter 6 Footers and Foundations; Footers; Foundations; Foundation Construction; Foundation Reinforcement; Foundation Floor Sub-bases and Floors; Foundation Wall Tops; Wall Coverings and Insulation for the Foundation; Floor Support Beams or Girders; Foundation Ventilation; Backfilling; Pole and Pier Foundations; Miscellaneous Items; Points to Ponder; Chapter 7 Floor Framing; Lumber; Sill Plates. Support Beams or Girders, and PostsFloor Joists; Headers; Floor Decking; Caulking; Bridging and Blocking; Stone and Tile Floors; Floor Extensions; Termite Control; Floor Insulation; Points to Ponder; Chapter 8 Wall Framing; Types of Wall Framing; Studded Walls; Openings in Wall Framing; Ventilation; Sheathing; Nails; Energy; Sound Insulation; Vapor Barriers; Before the Walls Are Closed; Points to Ponder; Chapter 9 Roof Framing; Roof Styles; Roof Pitch; Building Methods; The Roof Deck; Ventilation; Insulation; Points to Ponder; Chapter 10 Roof Exterior Finishing; Roofing Material Selection. Types of RoofingRoofing Color; Ventilation and Soffits; Flashing; Installation; Water Drainage; Columns; Points to Ponder; Chapter 11 Exterior Wall Finishing; Material Requirements; Aluminum and Vinyl Sidings; Masonry Exterior Wall Coverings; Wood Shingles and Shakes; Solid Wood Siding; Plywood Siding; Hardboard Siding; Stucco; Vapor and Air-Infiltration Barriers; Insulation; Energy-Saving Outdoor Paint; Intake/Exhaust Hoods; Mounting Plates; Illuminated House Numbers; Awnings; Ventilation Gables; Siding General Considerations; Points to Ponder; Chapter 12 Stairs; General Standards. Stairway TypesStairway Styles; Widths and Headroom; Railings; Folding and Extension Stairways; Exterior Stairwells; Points to Ponder; Chapter 13 Windows; General Considerations; Drawbacks; Window Types; Types of Glass; Controlling Heat; Types of Window Frames; Window Size and Alignment; Window Location; Window Ventilation; Storm Windows; Screens; Shutters; Diamond and Rectangular Panes; Exterior Control of Sunlight; Internal Control of Sunlight; Heat Loss through Windows; Window Installation; Window Energy-Saving Considerations; Points to Ponder; Chapter 14 Doors; Door Types; Door Styles.
Series Title: McGraw Hill professional.
Responsibility: Richard M. Scutella, Dave Heberle ; illustrations by Jay Marcinowski.
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