A Complete Guide to Building Your Own Home
Buying a new home can be very expensive. However, you can save 20% to 40% by building your own home. In The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Home you will learn that your dream can become reality.
From basic planning to construction methods, this book provides all the steps of building your own home including choosing a site, drawing up a construction time line, applying for a construction loan, and obtaining important insurance information such as builder’s risk insurance. You will also learn how buy or prepare inexpensive plans, find and negotiate with subcontractors, comply with building codes, select features and fixtures, choose the style of the house, decide on the size of the rooms, and get building permits.
You will learn about building materials and foundations, floors, walls, paint, windows, decks, garage doors, roofing, flashings, chimneys, plumbing, wiring, ceilings, floors, railings, and attics.
Additionally, you will learn how to design a home that will meet your needs, perform constructions tasks safely, and build amenities. This book will inform you about common problems to watch for, including foundation, roofing, walls, stairs, sidewalks, driveways, heating and cooling, electrical capacity, and wiring.
Finally, you will find details about money-saving options and environmentally friendly techniques, cost controls, auditing quality of materials and workmanship, and making sure the results are exactly what you had envisioned.