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Building Your Own Home: The essential guide for anyone wanting to build, renovate, convert or extend their own home17th Edition
David Snell and Murray Armor
Paperback 308 pages (March 28, 2002)
Publisher: Ebury Press
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Each year thousands of people realise their dreams and build their own home. Written by the acknowledged expert in the self-build field, Building Your Own Home has for twenty-five years been the readers' essential reference, helping them through a minefield of conflicting advice and legislation. Building Your Own Home evaluates all the available choices. It helps you to find the right plot, choose the right design, make the right financial choices and shows you how to sort out the planning and other consents. It gives valuable information on how to go about building with either builders or subcontractors and illustrates this advice through real-life stories that highlight the experiences of self-builders. Packed with over 100 colour and black & white photographs, designs and plans, Building Your Own Home contains everything a self-builder needs to know and is the ideal companion to The Home Plans Book by the same author.
A must for any first time self builder, April 13, 2002
Anybody who is contemplating building their own house should read this first, there is a broad overview of the whole process and advise on many difficult decisions, it also answers many of the questions that whose (me) with no knowledge need answered. The book is easy to read and flows well from section to section, an index makes referring back simple, something you will want to do both as you read the book the first time and as reference afterwards. Probably the best book you can buy on the subject.
Basic background (non-practical) book on building,, October 30, 2001
The definitive manual for the aspirant self-builder, August 18, 2001
Certain fields of endeavour seem to have a book that is "the definitive guide." This appears to be the one for self-building in the UK. Now in the sixteenth edition, the book covers everything from finding, evaluating and buying a site through all the aspects of designing a house, dealing with planning and building regulations and managing the project. It is written in a wonderfully clear style and is larded with real case studies illustrated with diagrams and colour photographs. It is also full of useful contacts and references to other sources of information. I would also recommend this book to anyone who is building a large extension. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Self build project here I come!, January 20, 2001
I have just received the book this morning and am already tucking in to a feast of delights (?!) about planning, design and finance and so much more. The style of writing is simple, easy to grasp and very friendly. I feel as though I'm actually talking to the writer personally. Not yet 30 and organising my first selfbuild project I have wondered about the sanity of it all, but now I feel armed with knowledge and experience will come soon enough when the project gets started. If a book can create such an impression after less than 2 hours of its possession, then it has to be good in my view! In fact I'd recommend it as essential reading if you're planning to build your own home (and I've not yet finished the book). Happy building to all you self-builders out there... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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