The Owner Builder Book

  • Filename: the-owner-builder-book.
  • ISBN: 9781932272048
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Mark A. Smith
  • Publisher: Consensus Group Inc.



This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

The Owner Builder

  • Filename: the-owner-builder.
  • ISBN: 9780643106987
  • Release Date: 2012-11-15
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Leeza Sipek
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING



Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner. From choosing a block of land to decorating the inside of the house, this book guides the reader through the entire building process. The authors share their personal experiences with photos of the building process in 68 steps. They include tips and hints on the approval process, construction ideas and how to avoid mistakes. They also uncover potential hidden costs, and offer other ways to save money if you don't have time to manage the construction yourself – such as hire a project manager, which is cheaper than a contract builder. Renovators, DIY enthusiasts and anyone considering building a home will find a wealth of practical information in this book. Even if you are hiring a builder, this book can help you understand what is involved in building a home and what to expect at each stage of the project.

The Owner Builder s Guide to Stone Masonry

  • Filename: the-owner-builder-s-guide-to-stone-masonry.
  • ISBN: 1626545405
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Ken Kern
  • Publisher:



From simple stone walls to elaborate homes and studios, this is the ideal book for any DIY builder interested in working with stone.Thanks to its utility and cost-effectiveness, stone is an ideal construction resource for the astute owner-builder. Cheap and readily available, rock can be gathered from streambeds, abandoned quarries, and open fields with relative ease. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a natural landscape devoid of building stone. In this book, beloved home-building expert Ken Kern teams up with fellow stone masons Steve Magers and Lou Penfield to present the ultimate guide to DIY stone masonry. The Owner-Builder's Guide to Stone Masonry is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of building with stone. Everything from detailed information on sourcing, sorting, and selecting stones, to the various methods of building with stone. There are even chapters on building fireplaces, steps, floors, and arches.

The owner builder experience

  • Filename: the-owner-builder-experience.
  • ISBN: UVA:X001211900
  • Release Date: 1986-10
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Dennis Holloway
  • Publisher: Rodale Pr



Gives advice on designing a home, selecting materials, picking a site, and acting as a contractor, and discusses solar designs and important building techniques

The Owner Builder Book

  • Filename: the-owner-builder-book.
  • ISBN: 9780987576002
  • Release Date: 2013-05-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Antonie Malan
  • Publisher: The Owner Builder Book



A book to help owner builders avoid the many pitfalls of self building and come out ahead, happy with their end results

The Owner Built Log House

  • Filename: the-owner-built-log-house.
  • ISBN: 1552975487
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: B. Allan Mackie
  • Publisher: Firefly Books



A step-by-step guide to building a log house.

Building Your Straw Bale Home

  • Filename: building-your-straw-bale-home.
  • ISBN: 9780643092426
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Brian Hodge
  • Publisher: Landlinks Press



This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.

The Australian House Building Manual

  • Filename: the-australian-house-building-manual.
  • ISBN: 1875217304
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Allan Staines
  • Publisher:



This is a step-by-step guide to house building and 32 additional pages are packed with valuable information, with extra 100 'show me how' drawings, over 660 in total. It is the easiest to comprehend building text in Australia.

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