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Title:
Be your own house contractor : save 25% without lifting a hammer
Author:
Heldmann, Carl.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
North Adams, Mass. : Storey Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580173742
Format :
Book

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Central Library TH4815 .H44 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

While building a home is not a simple task, expert Carl Heldmann shows that it is not as complicated as one might believe. With his sound advice, readers can act as their own house contractor and save a quarter - or more - of the cost of building a home. And without picking up a hammer!

Heldmann explains each step of the home building process in non-technical, easily understood language, helping readers avoid the pitfalls that plague general contractors, even experienced ones. Readers will learn how to develop house plans, establish schedules, select good subcontractors, identify cost saving options, negotiate contracts, estimate building costs, purchase materials and supplies, and much more.


Author Notes

Carl Heldmann is a construction loan consultant, a home builder, and the founder of two schools of home building


Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Editionp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Be Your Own General Contractor and Savep. 3
Chapter 2 Where to Startp. 14
Chapter 3 Financingp. 30
Chapter 4 Cost Estimatingp. 41
Chapter 5 Further Preparationsp. 52
Chapter 6 Subcontractorsp. 57
Chapter 7 Suppliersp. 65
Chapter 8 Building the Housep. 69
Chapter 9 Additions to an Existing Homep. 88
Glossaryp. 90
Appendixp. 96
Indexp. 131

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