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 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.

Owner Builder Organizer

  • Filename: owner-builder-organizer.
  • ISBN: 1592577776
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 281
  • Author: Judy Ostrow
  • Publisher:



Be your own general contractor. A solid foundation for organization. Owner-Builder Organizer is designed to help those acting as their own general contractor with the many steps and details involved with the planning and construction of a new home, including: ·Developing a budget ·Choosing/creating, customizing, and reading Plans ·Identifying, evaluating, and working with suppliers ·Finding, evaluating, hiring, and managing subcontractors ·Creating a construction schedule ·Understanding pre-building requirements ·Organizing paperwork related to financing, plans, materials, subs/suppliers, schedules, and legal documents The organizer also includes many checklists, schedules, and contact sheets to help owner-builders enter important information and stay on track. And with a fully concealed Wiro binding, a wipe-clean paper-over-board cover, and pocket folders on the inside front and back covers, Owner-Builder Organizer is as handy as it is durable, allowing readers to carry it with them wherever they go and make use of it once they re there.

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 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 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

Building Your Own Home

  • Filename: building-your-own-home.
  • ISBN: 1742572162
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: George Wilkie
  • Publisher:



This complete guide to building your own home covers every step of the process. It includes advice on: how to select land ; design guidelines; the roles of professional consultants ; how to deal with the workings of control authorities ; preparing working drawings ;who's who of subcontracting and supply industries. Includes in detail the practical steps that owner-builders need to take to ensure their building meets the aims of local regulations in environmental efficiency. Also included are detailed drawings showing how all the components are assembled to achieve the home of your dreams.

The Owner Built Home

  • Filename: the-owner-built-home.
  • ISBN: 1626545464
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Ken Kern
  • Publisher:



Many Americans dream about building their own home. With this book you can make those dreams a reality. As innovative and original as it was when first published in 1972, Ken Kern's The Owner-Built Home is an aspiring DIY homebuilder's bible. Finally, after years of demand, it is back in print for the next generation of owner-builders.The product of years of research and experimentation with innumerable design and construction techniques around the world, The Owner-Built Home is full of practical tips. It describes in refreshing, straight-forward language, everything involved in making a home. Fully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and plans, The Owner-Built Home is an indispensable tool for anyone planning to build a house.

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.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

  • Filename: the-code-of-federal-regulations-of-the-united-states-of-america.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105064136851
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

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