The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home

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Save 30% on Home Construction

Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project.

You'll learn the up-front essentials to getting your project off to a solid start....

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Overview

Save 30% on Home Construction

Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project.

You'll learn the up-front essentials to getting your project off to a solid start. You'll get financial and legal details in language you can understand. Learn the ins and outs of selecting a lot, dealing with suppliers, labor and subcontractors, safety, inspections, and saving money so you can manage with authority, confidence and efficiency.

You'll be walked through preconstruction, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, masonry, siding, insulation, drywall, trim, painting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile and landscaping. Also included is the most comprehensive building resources section ever compiled. The appendix includes schedules, checklists, order forms, control logs and contracts you can't be without.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558708716
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 229,354
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent Lester got his start in construction by designing and building his own home at age 25. In recent years, he has build and remodeled homes professionally, sold accounting and CAD software to builders, and now provides consultation and we development services to businesses and construction firms.

Dave McGuerty built his own custom home and is currently a data processing consultant in California.

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