Earth Garden Building Book

Author: Robert Rich
Editor: Anina's Book Company
ISBN: 9780670028634
File Size: 22,51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9931

At a time when housing costs and interest rates have put the Australian dream of owning a house beyond the reach of many people, Bob Rich and Keith Smith show how even the most impractical person can learn to build their own home. The authors were not originally skilled craftsmen and they use their personal experiences, successes and failures to explain the building and design processes to beginners. Their approach is practical and analytical, but their language is straightforward and dynamic. The book covers a wide range of topics including: how to be your own architect and create energy efficient housing designs safeguarding the house from bushfires, cyclones and floods footings, floors, roofs, doors and windows mudbrick, rammed earth, stone and weatherboard walls building skills such as measuring, sawing, hammering, bricklaying and glass cutting information, advice and personal experiences from a variety of other builders

Building Your Own Home

Author: Dan Ramsey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643113
File Size: 61,39 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1853

A clear, concise, up-to-date guide on all aspects of deciding, designing, hiring, financing, building, and enjoying a home that's really your own. -- Covers all aspects of the home building process, from deciding what kind of house to build, to designing it, planning it, hiring the people to build it, and financing it. -- Less intimidating than many do-it-yourself books which are 600+ pages and either assume some knowledge of the home building process or are geared towards those who plan to do some of the actual constructing themselves. -- Written by an experienced consumer rather than a contractor, banker, realtor, or other biased author. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Building Your Own Home is a clear, concise, up-to-date guide on every aspect of the home building process. It answers every question readers have about building a custom residence-and a few questions they may not have considered. With clear instructions and illustrations, this book takes readers through every step of the home-building process from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials to all aspects of home construction. Whether they plan to build it all themselves, build some and hire some done, or hire it all done to their specifications, The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Building Your Own Home will do the job.

Building Your Own Home For Dummies

Author: Kevin Daum
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054062
File Size: 60,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 8391

Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during the process! Discover how to: * Find the best homesite * Navigate the plan approval process * Obtain financing * Hire the right contractor * Cut design and construction costs * Avoid common mistakes

Building Your Tiny House Dream

Author: Chris Schapdick
Editor: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580118477
File Size: 38,70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 9900

Combining the "why" with the "how to," Building Your Tiny House Dream will show you each step to constructing your own custom camper! Part one provides detailed guidance on essential information, from the skills needed and planning to tools, safety, and helpful resources. Start building your tiny home in part two that's carefully laid out in order from start to finish, from laying the foundation and framing to plumbing, adding personality, and towing so you can take your tiny home on wheels on the road!

Building Your Own House From Foundations To Framing

Author: Robert Roskind
ISBN: 9780898153583
File Size: 78,88 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 6093

Tiny House Design Construction Guide

Author: Dan Louche
ISBN: 9780997288704
File Size: 17,84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 7041

"I began building tiny houses back in 2009 when I built one for my mom. The house she was living in was starting to fall apart and become unlivable, so I knew I had to find her alternative housing. After researching various options I discovered the tiny house movement and realized that it was the perfect solution for her. A tiny house could be constructed to very high standards and still be affordable, plus it can be easily moved"--Author

How To Design Build Your Own House

Author: Phyllis Sperling
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0394752007
File Size: 43,13 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 9281

Nearly eight hundred drawing enhance step-by-step instructions in every aspect and phase of planning and constructing one's own home

Designing Building Your Own House Your Own Way

File Size: 77,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9334

Designing And Building Your Own House Your Own Way

Author: Sam Clark
ISBN: 9780395254868
File Size: 71,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8632

Habitat For Humanity How To Build A House

Author: Larry Haun
Editor: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585328
File Size: 79,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 6299

Master builder Larry Haun brings you this complete, step-by-step guide to building a house.

Homeskills Building Decks

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Editor: Homeskills
ISBN: 1591865816
File Size: 49,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 8618

With the clear descriptions and beautiful how-to photography in HomeSkills: Building Decks, any homeowner can design and build the deck their home demands, saving plenty of money in the process.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Building Your Own Home

Author: Dan Ramsey
ISBN: 9781592573141
File Size: 26,91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 6191

Start with a strong foundation. With even more instructions and illustrations, this revised and updated edition offers clear and concise guidance on every step of home building, from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials to all aspects of construction. This book answers every question readers have about building their own residence—and a few questions they may not have considered. • Contains a visual dictionary of new construction terms and home components • Fully illustrated with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions • Sample bid forms, general contractor agreements, and legal advice on building codes and permits • Includes information on working with architects and drawing up your own plans

The Green Self Build Book

Author: Jon Broome
Editor: Sustainable Building
File Size: 14,42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 7663

Includes case studies of green building techniques. Provides an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques. Gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project.

How To Plan Contract And Build Your Own Home

Author: Richard M. Scutella
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071346092
File Size: 10,36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 1335

A guide to the design and construction of a house includes discussions of styles, plans, sites, materials, and contractors

Build Your Own Low Cost Log Home

Author: Roger Hard
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212237X
File Size: 77,41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4456

If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning the foundation and driveway, shaping logs, making corner joints, erecting walls, fitting joists, adding decks or porches, adding chimneys, and much more. Step-by-step illustrated instructions make the process clear and foolproof, whether you want a basic one-story structure or a more complex multi-level building.

Self Build Manual

Author: Ian Alistair Rock
Editor: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857338037
File Size: 13,33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 7402

Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing precisely this. But how exactly do you go about it? How much of the building work should you do yourself? This manual explains the entire process in plain English, backed up with hundreds of color photos showing real self-build projects taking shape. Each chapter is devoted to a key stage of the build from the foundations right through to snagging and completion. Whether you tackle some of the works yourself, or employ architects and contractors, this step-by-step guide will show you how to stay firmly in control, get to grips with the latest planning and building regulations, and complete your project on time and within budget.

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Author: Chris Magwood
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422408
File Size: 11,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 5919

Design your own sustainable home Many people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders work through the complete process of imagining, planning, designing, and building their ideal, sustainable home. Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion. Coverage includes: How to clarify your ideas and create a practical pathway to achieving your dream A criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions Creating a strong, integrated design team and working with professionals and code officials to keep the project on track from start to finish. Key building science concepts that make for a high-performance, durable building Primer on building logistics, material sourcing, and protocols to ensure that the initial vision for the project comes to fruition. One-page summaries and ratings of popular sustainable building materials and system options. Ideal for owner-builders and sustainable building contractors working with clients aiming to design and build a sustainable home. Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario. He is co-founder and director the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living and co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series. Chris is the author of Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction, Essential Hempcrete Construction, Straw Bale Details, More Straw Bale Building , and Making Better Buildings .

Build Your Own Brick House

Author: Gerald Cole
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 184797628X
File Size: 41,70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9643

Build Your Own Brick House follows the process of a self-build, using traditional brick and block techniques, enabling the self-builder to understand both the individual stages and the nature of the build as a whole. It takes a practical approach, focusing on the best use of time, abilities and budget, and on communicating more clearly and effectively with designers and tradespeople in order to make the build as smooth as possible.The book covers:The possibilities and practicalities of building in brick; Making a budget and finding/buying a plot; Designing with brick; Obtaining planning permission and Building Regulations approval; Employing both a main contractor and subcontractors. Each stage of the build is covered, from foundations through the walls, roof, interiors and services, up to completion of a project and trouble-shooting. An essential and practical manual for the self-builder, and packed with tips and tools to help the self-builder understand the individual stages and the nature of the build as a whole. Fully illustrated with 250 colour photographs. Gerald Cole is the consulting editor of SelfBuild & Design magazine and has completed his own self-build.

Grand Designs Handbook

Author: Kevin McCloud
Editor: Collins
ISBN: 9780007307425
File Size: 41,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9544

Packed with tools and tips, this essential guide provides the instructions any aspiring self-builder needs to ensure that their vision becomes reality. Organized into three main sections—Thinking, Dreaming, and Doing—guidelines are provided that cover every aspect of the build, from finding a plot, obtaining planning permission, and commissioning and briefing architects and builders up through implementing the build itself. Structured around fundamental locations—urban, suburban, and rural—a host of successful projects are featured, including, a reinvented violin factory, a converted barn, and a glass pavilion on a beach. Suggestions for using green design and building techniques are also provided.

Grand Designs

Author: Kevin McCloud
Editor: Channel 4
ISBN: 9780752272276
File Size: 34,73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 9130

Grand Designs provides inspiration and information to anyone thinking of taking on the challenge of building their own house. During the 1990s, architects and designers have increasingly called for us to change our houses to reflect the way we live, exchanging poky kitchens for larger living spaces, having more room than one bathroom, and taking the surrounding environment into our plans. What better way of accomodating such demands than by designing and building your own home, creating a living space suited to your changing lifestyle? This aspirational book not only provides a guide to the series, but it illustrates the increasingly fashionable desire to design and build a home of one's own.