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Building Your Own Home : A Comprehensive Guide for Owner-Builders : 3rd Edition - George Wilkie

Building Your Own Home

A Comprehensive Guide for Owner-Builders : 3rd Edition

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Published: 21st November 2011
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This complete guide to building your own home covers every step of the process. It includes advice on:

  • how to select land
  • design guidelines
  • the roles of professional consultants
  • how to deal with the workings of control authorities
  • preparing working drawings
  • who's who of subcontracting and supply industries
Includes in detail the practical steps that owner-builders need to take to ensure their building meets the aims of local regulations in environmental efficiency.
Also included are detailed drawings showing how all the components are assembled to achieve the home of your dreams.

Both George Wilkie and Stuart Arden are architects and academics.

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    5.0

    Excellent source for building student

    By Zebra shoes

    from Tasmania, AU

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      Comments about Building Your Own Home:

      This book is an excellent source for the student starting off with a building career.

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      4.0

      Owner builders bible

      By tubbs

      from sydney,au

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        Comments about Building Your Own Home:

        My architect recommended this book - he was totally right.

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        5.0

        FANTASTIC BOOK - VERY DETAILED

        By TJE

        from melbourne

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          I brought this book for an Interior Design subject on Buliding Studies - good reference

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          5.0

          Excellent Resource

          By Hollis Brown

          from Newcastle, Au

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            Comments about Building Your Own Home:

            This a great book as a reference. It is a great time saver instead of spending time on the internet searching this book provides all the details a novice needs to assist with a building project.

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            4.0

            Excellent Reference for the Home Builder

            By Ted

            from Melbourne

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            5.0

            Comprehensive expert information

            By TheTrish

            from Wangaratta Vic

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              Comments about Building Your Own Home:

              We are building our own home and when we talk to tradesmen, draftsmen, designers, builders, engineers etc and we don't understand something we just look it up in this book. It helped us with the pros and cons of different types of footings, windows, walls, septic tanks and anything to do with building your own home. I cannot recommend it enough.

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              ISBN: 9781742572161
              ISBN-10: 1742572162
              Audience: Tertiary; University or College
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 264
              Published: 21st November 2011
              Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 21.0  x 1.7
              Weight (kg): 0.836