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Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets to High-Value, Low-Cost Construction Paperback – January 1, 2005
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Sorry for so much griping, but I have come to expect more from Taunton Press, and it is sad to see their quality slipping.
HAVING SAID all that, I still liked the book and highly recommend it. It is refreshing to have such forward-thinking ideas presented all together in one place and compared. I appreciated especially the chapter on insulation for its side-by-side analysis of several alternatives to the "standard" fiberglass batts.
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Brighton Construction Company
1941 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Architect, designer, builder, subcontractor, or prospective homeowner -- you owe it to yourself to read Building An Affordable House. The modest price of this book is the only way I know of in construction that you can easily get a 100 to 1 return on your investment.
Although this book is easy to understand and conveniently organized, it is not just a collection of tips and tricks. It is a comprehensive examination of the residential construction process from foundation to roof, with practical techniques that you can take to work with you tomorrow, and philosophy you can consider for the rest of your career.
It is the unusual builder who can simultaneously cut the price while improving quality, but Fernando Pages Ruiz shares decades of diligent study and hard-won professional experience to teach anyone how to do just that. I have used many of the ideas and techniques described in this book, and many more were new to me. Every one of them contributes to the process of building a comfortable, durable, and more enjoyable home at a lower cost.Read more ›
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Wish I'd given a review sooner as it has been a couple of years, although it is still very useful. This book really helped my brother keep his contractor up-to-date and doing a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Happy Tutor
++AA++Highly Recommend This Seller!! Item received quickly exactly as described :+) VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASEPublished 2 months ago by Catherine Congelliere
Nice summary of ways to save on building a house and maintain or even improve quality by using the advice presented in the book.Published 2 months ago by cbuggs
This book can be helpful for the starry eyed wannabe first time home builder, who has had severe sticker shock at the price of a custom home. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Helped us decide where to cut things out and where to add to our original plan.Published 10 months ago by Jackie morgan
If you are building your own home this book will save you big money.Published 12 months ago by Lawrence Hoffman