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Adding to a House: Planning, Design & Construction Hardcover – October 1, 1995
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Wenz, a builder and home inspector, has created a useful guide that shows how to remodel a home by adding on. Observing that more money is currently spent on remodeling houses than on building new ones, Wenz points out that most architects and builders have little if any training in this area. He starts with the basic question: Should one add to an existing structure or buy a different house that has the desired features? He progresses to discussing design types and how best to integrate the new areas with the old. He also covers evaluation of the building site and the old structure. Some building techniques are covered, but the author assumes that the reader is experienced in these areas. The illustrations are excellent. This book will appeal to architects, builders, and experienced do-it-yourselfers and is appropriate for larger academic and public libraries.?Jonathan Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Taunton Press has an well-deserved reputation for quality construction books, and this is an excellent example of a comprehensive treatment of large, complex subject. As a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Home section, I would recommend this book unreservedly to any homeowner considering an addition.
This might be an ok book for someone planning an addition but will not be doing any work. My advise, dont waste your money!
The illustrations are clear and simple enough for normal people (non architects) to understand. The text comes from the authors years of experience dealing with both sides of the contractor-designer coin. I appreciate his thorough approach and find the book a good addition to my library.