Be your own contractor!

Be your own contractor!

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Contracting for any home construction can be an anxious moment for the homeowner. This book was written specifically to put fears to rest. Each chapter describes in detail the work in a particular area of construction in terms anyone can understand. Aided by more than 100 illustrations, the text explains the home construction basics: beginning construction; excavation, framing, roofing, heating and cooling; plumbing, electrical, finish work, and more. Plus, readers learn how to develop plans and specifications; cost the job; obtain permits, financing, and insurance; manage the bidding process; and schedule work and ensure it is done right.If your plans include metal railings on the front steps or elsewhere, you can buy the railing already built and have it ... plans do not include railings, the code may require them, especially if the grade of your lot has created higher outdoor steps ... This method gives the railing FIGURE 21.2 Railing Installation Railing mounted anbsp;...

Title:Be your own contractor!
Author:James M. Shepherd
Publisher:Kaplan Publishing - 1993-02


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