Build Your Own Home: The Ultimate Guide to Managing a Self-build Project and Creating Your Dream House

Build Your Own Home: The Ultimate Guide to Managing a Self-build Project and Creating Your Dream House

by Tony Booth (Author)


More and more people are contemplating building their dream home. This book explains the process stage by stage, and is designed to help you turn your dream into reality - what ever your experience or level of skill. Essentially, this book provides you with the practical knowledge required to go beyond your aspirations, to take the fist step and start building the perfect home. You do not need to be a qualified draughtsman or competent electrician; if you have enough drive and enthusiasm you will succeed. Contents: Part 1: Before You Begin; 1. Why do it?; 2. Personal qualities; 3. Living arrangements; 4. Finding suitable land; 5. Assessing the site; 6. Buying the site; 7. The house design; 8. Planning permission; 9. Building regulations; Part 2: Let's Get Started; 10. Personal involvement; 11. Preparing the site; 12. The substructure; 13. Constructing the shell; 14. The roof; Part 3: Internal Works (The Fun Part); 15. Major features; 16. The floors; 17. The 1st 'fix'; 18. The wet trades; 19. The 2nd 'fix'; 20. Painting and decorating; Part 4: Completion & External Aspects; 21. Completion notice; 22. Beyond the threshold; 23. Time for contemplation.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: How To Books
Published: 01 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 1857039017
ISBN 13: 9781857039016

Author Bio
Tony Booth is an experienced estate-agent, letting-agent and property developer who has overseen the rebuilding and refurbishment of his own portfolio of investment property over many years. He was the founding editor of 'The LETter' and has written two books on property investment and management. He is based in Manchester. Mike Dyson is an experienced architect of over 20 years, who has designed and supervised a variety of building projects with contract values of up to [pound]18 million. He has considerable practical insight into the process of building your own home, having recently built his own dream house in a wooded valley in West Yorkshire. He is based in Todmorden, near Manchester.