An easy-to-follow introduction to building one's own home offers detailed instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and practical guidance on every step of the building process, from developing a budget, to finding labor and materials, to the various aspects of construction, accompanied by sample bid forms and legal advice on building codes and permits. Original.
Start with a strong foundation. With even more instructions and illustrations, this revised and updated edition offers clear and concise guidance on every step of home building, from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials to all aspects of construction. This book answers every question readers have about building their own residence?and a few questions they may not have considered. ? Contains a visual dictionary of new construction terms and home components ? Fully illustrated with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions ? Sample bid forms, general contractor agreements, and legal advice on building codes and permits ? Includes information on working with architects and drawing up your own plans