How to Plan, Contract, and Build Your Own Home (Paperback)

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How to Plan, Contract, and Build Your Own Home (Paperback)


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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.The All-in-One Custom Homebuilders Guide--Fully Updated with the Latest Green Construction Methods

How to Plan, Contract, and Build Your Own Home, fifth edition, gives you the information you need during every step of the homebuilding process--from selecting materials to designing the rooms to working with a contractor. Featuring practical, cost-effective ways of planning, designing, and building energy-efficient homes, the book presents money- and energy-saving options in every chapter.

This thoroughly revised reference explains how you can implement many of the green construction strategies that make up the U.S. Green Building Council's award-winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines. Written by experienced instructors and builders, this is the most complete planning and homebuilding resource available.

Learn how to:

  • Select the building site that best suits your project
  • Determine floor plans and types of construction, foundations, framing, and finishing
  • Use energy-efficient electric, lighting, heating, cooling, and insulation
  • Choose the best quality floors, wall coverings, fixtures, and appliances for your budget
  • Integrate green construction systems, components, and materials throughout your home
  • Include amenities such as decks, patios, gazebos, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Find and work with an established, skilled, and reliable contractor
Richard M. Scutella has written several books on new construction, home buying, home maintenance, and safety, including Homebuyer's Checklist, Second Edition (Tab Books; 1993), and the first four editions of this book. He has designed and supervised the construction of many new homes.Dave Heberle is the author of McGraw-Hill's Construction Safety Manual and the co-author of the first four editions of this book. A former environmental and safety consultant, he currently manages investment real estate.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071603300
ISBN-10: 0071603301
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: August 18th, 2010
Pages: 912
Language: English
Series: How to Plan