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*The Complete Guide To Contracting Your Home by David Mcguerty (With:Kent Lester)
Paperback - 320 pages 3rd edition (June 1997)

Everything You Need To Know About Building The Custom Home; How To Be Your Own General Contractor by John Folds,(With:Roy Hoopes)
Paperback - 226 pages (October 1990) The focus of this book is on the legal and financial nuts and bolts of homebuilding such as securing a loan, negotiating with bankers and tradespeople, reviewing contracts, and gauging insurance needs. In these areas, this guide is detailed to a fault, listing--in one instance--the 50 possible title defects against which title insurance provides protection. Briefer coverage is afforded the construction process, although the book does provide a useful review and checklist of the stages of construction.

*Your New House:The Alert Consumer's Guide To Buying And Building A Quality Home by Alan Fields, Denise Fields
Paperback 2nd edition (March 1996) If owning a home is the American Dream, then building a home is the American Nightmare. This book covers everything buyers and builders need to know about saving costs, time, materials, and their sanity. Readers will learn about bargains, smart solutions to finding the lowest mortgage rates, how to screen builders, and more. This new edition includes a detachable checklist of key questions to ask builders, architects and inspectors. 30 illustrations.

* Build Your Dream Home For Less by R. Dodge Woodson Paperback - 185 pages (September 1995)

*This Old House SourceBook: Where To Find And How To Use The Tools And Materials You Need To Maintain by Bill Phillips (Editor)
Paperback - 144 pages Spiral edition (June 1997) The nation's most trusted fixer-uppers provide a complete, item-by-item, job-by-job guide to all the tools and materials used on the show and in the magazine, complete with names, addresses, phone numbers, and ordering information. Step-by-step color photos and practical tips from all the guys--Norm Abram, Steve Thomas, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and the rest of the crew make the book even more useful.
* Build It Right! : What to Look for in Your New Home by Myron E. Ferguson, Linda West (Editor)
Paperback Revised edition (June 1997)

*Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25 Percent without lifting a hammer by Carl Heldmann
Paperback - 144 pages 3rd edition (January 1995)
Explains selecting land, financing, house plans, estimating costs, selecting subcontractors, and negotiating contracts, and buying materials and supplies. The sample forms and contracts highlight the nitty-gritty of each of the 25 things that must be done to build or renovate a house and how long each should take.

*The Visual Handbook of Building; The Only GuideTo Choosing The Right Material And Systems For Every Part Of Your Home by Wing, Charlie
Paperback - 608 pages Rev update edition (June 1998)This treasure of indispensable information for anyone in home improvement, building, remodeling, or design has been completely revised and expanded to include more than 1,000 detailed illustrations, plus tools, checklists, and formulas.

Ortho's Basic Home Building : An Illustrated Guide by Mitzi McCarthy, Ron Hildebrand
Hardcover - 352 pages (September 1991) For anyone who has ever dreamed of building a house--whether to do the work yourself or hire a contractor--Ortho's Basic Home Building explains every step of construction, from foundation through finish plumbing. A special section on tools, schedules, and material estimates is included also.

0471635618.gif - 3666 BytesBuilding Your Own Home; A Step-By-Step Guide Paperback - 332 pages (October 1988)
Written by an engineer who has done it, this guide explains simply and clearly how to build a house from scratch. Also explains how to build an addition. Describes to the layperson the components of a house and how to put them together. Initial chapters cover such preliminaries as financing and insurance, how to buy a lot, select a design, and apply for a building permit and a certificate of occupancy. Succeeding chapters follow the sequence of construction, with sections on plumbing and electrical wiring, and include help on how to manage the contractor.

083063584X.gif - 9387 BytesHow to Plan, Contract and Build Your Own Home by Richard M. Scutella, Jay Marcinowski, Dave Heberle.
Paperback - 410 pages 2nd edition (February 1991) An invaluable source of information, advice, and inspiration, this expanded second edition features new material on the planning and purchase of major appliances, garage designs and enhancements, plumbing and electrical wiring, energy-saving lighting options, home safety and security measures, and much more.

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