How to Plan Contract and Build your own Home Fourth Edition.
for raw materials and energy is heating up as countries such as China, India, and others industrialize to supply modern living conditions and goods to their citizens. To help ease the pain of rising energy prices, the fourth edition of this book features practical information on construction details that will save homeowners energy and money. Lots of energy and money. Realistic, cost-effective ways of including energysaving components in your new home are discussed in practically every chapter of this edition.
But saving energy and money are not the only reasons to take charge of your homebuilding process. We live—now, more so than ever—in an age of information. We know more about practically everything. Motion pictures and television, supported by the print media, bring video and audio segments of war, ethnic atrocities, natural disasters, and political unrest into our very living rooms. Cable and satellite television carry 24-hour programming on nearly every imaginable subject. You want round the clock coverage of the financial markets worldwide? How about an unending succession of cooking shows? You’d like health, medicine, and wellness? Or fishing, golf, professional wrestling, country western music, rock videos? Do you like romance movies? Science fiction? Home shopping networks? Travel channels? Court TV? News headlines? History? Cartoons? Science? Weather? You name it. There are channels that focus on nothing but home and garden. Watch a side-to-side split-level from planning stage to move-in condition. The Internet, which has literally come of age since the first edition of this book, can quickly tap what seems to be an endless supply of details about any topic. Personal computers, ever more powerful and accessible, run CD-ROMs containing enormous amounts of information, which will help you select from various products to consider for your home. The Internet will also supply information on products available from numerous manufacturers. In short, there’s an incredible amount of information out there, which can be had for the asking.
👋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 But it is a little bit outdated, for example for the selecting contractor part. If the author could list a few websites that you can get your contractors that could be fairly helpful. Since nowadays, many contractors bit online for the projects. I guess, this would save a lot of time than asked real estate agents or go to material supplier to ask for contractors. Still, a great book to recommended. PS. I would like to build my own home. And this book give me a lot of confidence.
👋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.
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