Titel: Building Your Own Home: A Step-By-Step Guide
Autor/en: Wasfi Youssef, Youssef
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
November 1988 - kartoniert - 352 Seiten
Building Your Own Home A Step-by-Step Guide " This is an impressive undertaking. I ve seen plenty of books about home construction techniques but this is the first one I ve seen that packages construction information with the whole process of acquiring the property." P. Gilbert Mercurio, Executive Vice President Westchester County Board of Realtors " Written by an expert in both design and construction, the book is highly readable and addresses each aspect of the home build process in terms of cost-effectiveness, quality and aesthetics." Michel Sargious, PhD, P.Eng. Professor Department of Civil Engineering The University of Calgary Now Building Your Own Home puts complicated material into terms anyone can easily understand. From managing the construction process like a pro to mastering every legal and financial detail, you get step-by-step instruction to guide you through the entire construction process. It explains with 132 clarifying photographs and illustrations how each part of the house is built. You ll learn how to: find a good lot and select an appropriate designapply for a building permit, secure the best financing terms as well as the best insurance coveragehandpick top-notch independent contractors and successfully manage their workcontrol every stage of construction, from door knobs to deck installation to the plumbing and electrical workEasy-to-read and filled with practical information, Building Your Own Home contains everything you need to build a customized house of your dreams.
Introduction. Buying a Lot. Contracts and Arbitration. Property Description and Land Survey. Liens. Titles. Deeds and Deed Restrictions. Mortgage Law. Types of Mortgages. Financing. Lending Practices. Insurance and Surety Bonds. Closing and Closing Costs. Architectural Styles. Choosing a Design. House Additions. Applying for a Building Permit. Choosing and Dealing with Contractors. Types of Soils and Excavation. Blasting. Foundations. House Frame. Windows, Exterior Doors, and Exterior Trim. Concrete Floor Slabs. Roof Covering, Gutters, and Downspouts. Garages and Garage Doors. Exterior Siding. Central Heating and Air Conditioning. Plumbing. Electrical Wiring and Telephone Line. Insulation. Stairs. Fireplace and Chimney. Drywall and Plastering. Underlayment, Interior Doors, and Interior Trim. Paints and Stains. Finish Flooring. Bathrooms and Kitchen. Sewage Disposal and Water Wells. Decks, Porches, and Patios. Site Grading, Lawn, and Landscaping. Driveways and Walkways. Certificate of Occupancy and Tax Assessment. Glossary. Index.
WASFI YOUSSEF, Ph.D., is a structural engineer with three degrees in civil engineering. He has more than thirty years of experience in structural engineering and construction, and has built a home of his own.