Contracting Details is an invaluable resource for new homebuilders who want to save money, maintain decision-making control and gain personal satisfaction by general contracting their own home or by knowledgeably following the progress of a professional builder. Written in an easy-to-read style using layman's terms, the entire homebuilding process is explained from preliminary planning through final construction. The chronological approach breaks each aspect down into manageable tasks so that the homeowner will feel confident knowing that the right step is being performed at the right time. The same concepts, schedules and forms used by professionals are included, but with detailed guidelines and complete checklists to make them suitable for the novice.
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New homebuilders often end up feeling intimidated by the infinite number of decisions that must be made, including choosing and hiring qualified contractors. I get dozens of calls each year from people who want guidance so that they can plan, budget and supervise their new home construction project with confidence and authority. This book allows the homeowner to take control of the homebuilding project.From the Inside Flap:
General contracting your own home is an exciting, rewarding and creative project. As a general contractor, you will not be building the house yourself, but rather managing the building process.
Imagine taking control, building exactly the house you want and saving money. A professional builder, no matter how well intentioned, can never do as accurate an assessment of your needs as you can. And by avoiding a professional contractor's profit and overhead fees, you can save 10 to 20 percent.
This handbook takes you step-by-step through the entire building process. If you are willing to take the time, make careful plans and follow each step through methodically, you can successfully general contract your new home.
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Book Description Baine Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110966783700
Book Description Baine Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0966783700