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The Well-Built House : Everything You Need to Know Before You Have a New House Built or An Old One Remodeled

Locke, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0395478081 / ISBN 13: 9780395478080
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 1988
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Title: The Well-Built House : Everything You Need ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Third Printing.

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Locke, Jim, Well-Built House, The: The Apple Corps Guide

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In this invaluable primer for anyone planning to work with professional builders on a new house or a renovation, Locke (quixotic Apple Corps builder in Tracy Kidder's House ) addresses the needs of those who want a sturdy and attractive house but tremble at the intricacies, risks and innumerable decisions required. He reasons that a well-built house is the only kind worth building, and explains how to build it, from choosing a conscientious builder to detailed finish work. Drawing on his own experience, Locke frankly recommends products and techniques for each stage of the process. Though some biases may be disputed by other builders, and some are best suited to New England, Locke explains his preferences and discusses all options so the consumer can make informed choices. Essential reading for prospective home builders, Locke's lively guide is a pleasure to read: principled, accurate, graceful, humorous. Informal drawings clarify technical details.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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