The Owner Builder Book

Author: Mark A. Smith
Editor: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 1932272046
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This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

The Owner Builder Book

Author: Mark A. Smith
Editor: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 1932272062
File Size: 18,22 MB
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The Owner Builder

Author: Leeza Sipek
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643106987
File Size: 43,44 MB
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Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner. From choosing a block of land to decorating the inside of the house, this book guides the reader through the entire building process. The authors share their personal experiences with photos of the building process in 68 steps. They include tips and hints on the approval process, construction ideas and how to avoid mistakes. They also uncover potential hidden costs, and offer other ways to save money if you don't have time to manage the construction yourself – such as hire a project manager, which is cheaper than a contract builder. Renovators, DIY enthusiasts and anyone considering building a home will find a wealth of practical information in this book. Even if you are hiring a builder, this book can help you understand what is involved in building a home and what to expect at each stage of the project.

The Owner Builder Book Construction Bargain Strategies

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Editor: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 1932272054
File Size: 31,80 MB
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The Owner Builder Book

Author: Antonie Malan
Editor: The Owner Builder Book
ISBN: 0987576003
File Size: 45,44 MB
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A book to help owner builders avoid the many pitfalls of self building and come out ahead, happy with their end results

The Owner Builder Book

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Editor: The Owner Builder Book
ISBN:
File Size: 17,21 MB
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The Owner Builder S Guide To Stone Masonry

Author: Ken Kern
Editor:
ISBN: 9781626545410
File Size: 53,54 MB
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From simple stone walls to elaborate homes and studios, this is the ideal book for any DIY builder interested in working with stone.Thanks to its utility and cost-effectiveness, stone is an ideal construction resource for the astute owner-builder. Cheap and readily available, rock can be gathered from streambeds, abandoned quarries, and open fields with relative ease. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a natural landscape devoid of building stone. In this book, beloved home-building expert Ken Kern teams up with fellow stone masons Steve Magers and Lou Penfield to present the ultimate guide to DIY stone masonry. The Owner-Builder's Guide to Stone Masonry is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of building with stone. Everything from detailed information on sourcing, sorting, and selecting stones, to the various methods of building with stone. There are even chapters on building fireplaces, steps, floors, and arches.

The Owner Builder Experience

Author: Dennis Holloway
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 22,84 MB
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Gives advice on designing a home, selecting materials, picking a site, and acting as a contractor, and discusses solar designs and important building techniques

Building Regulations

Author: Edmund Vitale
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
File Size: 48,74 MB
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The Owner Built Home

Author: Ken Kern
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626545465
File Size: 57,34 MB
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Many Americans dream about building their own home. With this book you can make those dreams a reality. As innovative and original as it was when first published in 1972, Ken Kern's The Owner-Built Home is an aspiring DIY homebuilder's bible. Finally, after years of demand, it is back in print for the next generation of owner-builders. The product of years of research and experimentation with innumerable design and construction techniques around the world, The Owner-Built Home is full of practical tips. It describes in refreshing, straight-forward language, everything involved in making a home. Fully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and plans, The Owner-Built Home is an indispensable tool for anyone planning to build a house. Readers interested in related titles from Ken Kern will also want to see: The Owner Builder's Guide to Stone Masonry (ISBN: 9781626545403), Owner Built Homestead (Emblem Editions) (ISBN: 9781626545441), The Owner Builder's Guide to Stone Masonry (ISBN: 9781626545403), Owner Built Homestead (Emblem Editions) (ISBN: 9781626545441).

Building Your Own Home

Author: George Wilkie
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ISBN: 9781742572161
File Size: 36,91 MB
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This complete guide to building your own home covers every step of the process. It includes advice on: how to select land ; design guidelines; the roles of professional consultants ; how to deal with the workings of control authorities ; preparing working drawings ;who's who of subcontracting and supply industries. Includes in detail the practical steps that owner-builders need to take to ensure their building meets the aims of local regulations in environmental efficiency. Also included are detailed drawings showing how all the components are assembled to achieve the home of your dreams.

Small Barn Plans For Owner Builders

Author: Craig Wallin
Editor: HeadStart Publishing
ISBN: 9780933239371
File Size: 24,43 MB
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American Owner Builder

Author: Leeza Sipek
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522739098
File Size: 19,98 MB
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American Owner-Builder is an easy to follow publication written for anyone wishing to owner build it is an easy to understand step by step guide that details the entire process of building your dream home in a financially responsible manner. American Owner-Builder provides a wealth of information to give you every chance of succeeding in your development saving yourself many thousands of dollars in the process. Even if you are hiring a builder, this book can help you understand what is involved in building a home and what to expect at each stage of the project.

Before You Build

Author: Robert Roskind
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ISBN: 9780898150360
File Size: 79,69 MB
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House construction or house purchase, for most people, is the largest single expenditure made in a lifetime. This book provides the essential tool owner-builders have needed as a comprehensive guidebook and housebuilding checklist based on the experience of the recognised leaders in the field of "hands on" education in the country -- The Owner Builder Center in Berkeley, California.

The Owner Built Homestead

Author: Barbara Kern
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ISBN: 9781626545441
File Size: 58,60 MB
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Homesteading is small-scale, intensive agriculture with a self-reliant attitude. Since the 1970s-when this book was first published-countless numbers have flocked to the countryside in search of self-sufficiency and refuge from cities and suburbs. This is the book that guided them. And now, 50 years later, it is finally back in print for a new generation of aspiring homesteaders. Written in simple, direct language, The Owner-Built Homestead contains volumes of information about various aspects of settling and farming the land, including vegetable gardening, raising animals, maintaining a fish pond, harvesting trees, and building a green house. This book encourages a modest, country life of self-reliance and at least partial economic self-sufficiency. In addition to agrarians and full-time homesteaders, it will appeal to backyard gardeners, weekend country folk, and city-bound ecologists alike. The book begins with a discussion of the mindset and attitudes essential to successful homesteading, followed by 20 fully-illustrated chapters of advice and instruction for sensible farming practices. Subjects include selecting and laying out a homestead site, with instructions for building roads, fences, a shop and a pit greenhouse; developing and managing water and soil resources; planting crops; tree and woodland production; animal and fish care; sanitation; and important information about nutrition. Ken and Barbara Kern were firm believers in the enduring value of the homestead life. Here, they reveal their own experiences in a book that will be invaluable to anyone who shares their passions and beliefs. Readers interested in related titles from Barbara or Ken Kern will also want to see: The Owner-Built Home (ISBN: 9781626545465), The Owner Builder's Guide to Stone Masonry (ISBN: 9781626545403).

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
File Size: 29,26 MB
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Build It Underground

Author: David Carter
Editor: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN:
File Size: 29,18 MB
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Today's styles of earth shelters--not only homes, but commercial and utility buildings--are so new, builders, architects, and engineers are hungry for information. Author David Carter, design and construction consultant, delivers vital information about building these low-cost, energy-efficient structures. Leading both the owner-builder and the building professional through the maze of pre-planning--as necessary as the building itself--the author stresses that new kinds of building demand new kinds of thinking. The text examines the financing, planning, construction, and landscaping of a variety of designs of underground houses, office buildings, schools, factories, and other structures.

The Earth Sheltered Owner Built Home

Author: Barbara Kern
Editor: Owner Builder Publications
ISBN:
File Size: 66,97 MB
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