There are countless reasons why building your own home makes good sense. But for most people, the chance to create the home they've always wanted is #1 on their list. And this all-in-one guide can help you every step of the way toward realizing your vision -- from hiring the right vendors to picking fixtures.
Whether it's basic planning ("What's your move-in date?") or construction methods ("Wood or steel?"), this trusted reference, now fully updated to cover new materials, techniques, energy-saving options, and environmentally friendly technologies and methods, is the most complete source for homebuilders available.
Written by experienced instructors and builders, and used by thousands of savvy buyers of custom and not-yet-built homes, How to Plan, Contract, and Build Your Own Home will help you:
Richard M. Scutella has written several books on new construction, home buying, home maintenance, and safety, including Homebuyer’s Checklist, Second Edition (Tab Books; 1993), and the first four editions of this book. He has designed and supervised the construction of many new homes.
Dave Heberle is the author of McGraw-Hill’s Construction Safety Manual and the co-author of the first four editions of this book. A former environmental and safety consultant, he currently manages investment real estate.
This book provides minimal information on how to actually manage a construction project. Very little time is spent on how to search out qualified subcontractors, compare bids,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by charlie foxtrot
Gives you the basic outline of what decisions need to be made.
You will have to research your local area to find out what current codes are.
This book is great, it covers almost everything about building a house.
But it is a little bit outdated, for example for the selecting contractor part. Read more
I took this book out of the library and liked it so I thought I would purchase a copy. What a great deal -- a hew one for $5 and shipping. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anne-Marie in Florida
Purchased for business. I design homes and this book has provided great ideas, as well as a visual for my trades.Published 18 months ago by Vetta
Lot of good information in here. The book was revised in 2005, so there is a lot that has changed, for example to have two phone lines if there will be someone using the internet. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alana
The producted was packaged well, was exactly what I wanted, received what I order and it was in great shaped when received.....Published 19 months ago by Shiela Woodruff
This book should be required reading for anyone planning to build their own home. I read it cover to cover and will use it as a handy reference during construction.Published on February 19, 2012 by Granny T
As I am planning to build a huge home,and will probably be my own contractor, I have bought dozens of books so that I am well informed. Read morePublished on March 14, 2009 by sarayale