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5 edition of Contracting your own home found in the catalog.

Contracting your own home

a step-by-step guide

by Caldwell, David

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Stoddart Pub. in Toronto, Canada .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • House construction -- Amateurs" manuals.,
  • Construction contracts -- Popular works.,
  • Building -- Superintendence -- Amateurs" manuals.,
  • Contractors -- Selection and appointment -- Amateurs" manuals.,
  • Construction -- Contracts -- Ouvrages de vulgarisation.,
  • Habitations -- Construction -- Manuels d"amateurs.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Caldwell.
    GenreAmateurs" manuals., Popular works.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH4815 .C32 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination244 p. :
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL769723M
    ISBN 100773758011
    LC Control Number97168758
    OCLC/WorldCa35884329

    The best argument for trying to be your own contractor is the payoff. Con­tractors are, after all, in business to make a profit, so adding 20 or 30 percent to the cost of materials and labor as Author: Bob Vila. From construction loan, construction insurance, foundation contractors, siding contractors, to flooring contractors and home mortgage loan, here is how to build a house step by step. During the planning stage (Getting Started), you will have prepared a budget, found a building lot (land), house plans, estimated the cost to build your new.

    Get this from a library! Do-it-yourself contracting to build your own home: a managerial approach. [Richard Joseph Stillman]. The knowledge you will gain from this book and from will be valuable even if you decide to have a home builder (general contractor) build your home for you. Here’s what Book reviewers have to say about Be Your Own House Contractor: “General Contractor Carl Heldmann has written the bible for building your own home” - LA Times.

    Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Do-It-Yourself Contracting to Build Your Own Home by Richard Joseph Stillman, , Chilton Book Company edition, Paperback. Figuring a typical percent contractor's commission for a major room addition costing $,, you can save $40, by acting as your own contractor. That money can be applied to higher-end materials on your home, additional remodels, repairs, or can even be applied to college expenses or vacations.


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