Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way

Independent Builder

Designing & Building a House Your Own Way

Pub. price: $40.00

ISBN10: 0930031857 ISBN13: 9780930031855 Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co Published: Oct 1 1996 Pages: 522 Weight: 2.55lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 7.75" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

This is a comprehensive manual of design and building methods for owner-builders as well as professional builders and their clients. In addition to presenting specific building techniques, the book explains the design principles and planning processes that underlie all good building, so that readers can develop their own exceptional designs, independently.

Independent Builder develops subjects not covered thoroughly in other books, but critical to success:

Designing small houses that seem big

Understanding innovation

Estimating and controlling costs

Incorporating ergonomics and accessibility

Doing drawings and scale models

Making contracts that work

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