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HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN HOME, 2nd edition

The untimate guide to managing a self-build project and creating your dream house

By Tony Booth
ISBN 9781845281922
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244 Pages
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More and more people are contemplating building their dream home. This book explains the process stage by stage. It provides you with the practical knowledge required to go beyond your aspirations, to take the fist step and start building your home. More and more people are contemplating building their dream home. This book explains the process stage by stage, and is designed to help you turn your dream into reality - what ever your experience or level of skill. Essentially, this book provides you with the practical knowledge required to go beyond your aspirations, to take the fist step and start building the perfect home. You do not need to be a qualified draughtsman or competent electrician; if you have enough drive and enthusiasm you will succeed. REVIEWS: Reader review - 'helpful, clear and concise...it explained things in a way that I could understand...I found the wealth of internet links and contact details really useful.' AUTHOR BIOG: Tony Booth is an experienced estate agent, letting agent and property developer who has overseen the rebuilding and refurbishment of his own portfolio of investment property over many years. He was the founding editor of 'The LETter' and has written two books on property investment and management. He is based in Manchester. Mike Dyson is an experienced architect of over 20 years, who has designed and supervised a variety of building projects with contract values of up to GBP 18 million. He has considerable practical insight into the process of building your own home, having recently built his own dream house in a wooded valley in West Yorkshire. He is based near Manchester. CONTENTS: Part 1 - Before You Begin 1. Why do it? 2. Personal qualities 3. Living arrangements 4. Finding suitable land 5. Assessing the site 6. Buying the site 7. The house design 8. Planning permission 9. Building regulations Part 2 - Let's Get Started 10. Personal involvement 11. Preparing the site 12. The substructure 13. Constructing the shell 14. The roof Part 3 - Internal Works (The Fun Part) 15. Major features 16. The floors 17. The 1st 'fix' 18. The wet trades 19. The 2nd 'fix' 20. Painting and decorating Part 4 - Completion & External Aspects 21. Completion notice 22. Beyond the threshold 23. Time for contemplation.