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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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  • Relevant (5)
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    4.0

    Great reference

    By Tina

    from Melbourne

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      Comments about Building Your Own Home:

      Got this for uni, but it's such a great reference book, I'll be holding onto this for a long time.

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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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              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

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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
                Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
                Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 21.0  x 1.7
                Weight (kg): 0.836