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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

Hardcover

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

Fantastic resource

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from Port Lincoln, Australia

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    Comments about Building Your Own Home:

    Great resource to have for those building their own home, building designers or those starting out in the building industry. It has many applications and the well explained diagrams and illustrations are simple and easy to follow for the inexperienced.

     
    5.0

    I strongly recommend this book to the construction sector

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    from Sydney

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        Comments about Building Your Own Home:

        To help me with the the names of the roof structure

         
        5.0

        brillian book lots of information

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        from south australia

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          Comments about Building Your Own Home:

          delivery brilliant first year uni student doing architecture and it is and will be my bible for my course love the book

           
          4.0

          A must read for owner-builders, designers, & renovators.

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          from NSW, Australia

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            Comments about Building Your Own Home:

            A well-written book for the student and professional interested in building, designing, or renovating a home. Has excellent hand sketches to help the reader visualise the written information and enhance the learning experience.

             
            4.0

            Great reference

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            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.

               
              5.0

              Excellent source for building student

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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

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                from sydney,au

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                  Comments about Building Your Own Home:

                  My architect recommended this book - he was totally right.

                   
                  5.0

                  FANTASTIC BOOK - VERY DETAILED

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                  from melbourne

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

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Resource

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                    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.

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Reference for the Home Builder

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                      from Melbourne

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                      ISBN: 9781742572161
                      ISBN-10: 1742572162
                      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
                      Format: Hardcover
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 264
                      Published: 21st November 2011
                      Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 21.0  x 1.7
                      Weight (kg): 0.836
                      Edition Number: 3
                      Edition Type: Revised