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The Housebuilders Bible
The Housebuilders Bible, ISBN/EAN: 1905959559 / 9781905959556, By Mark Brinkley, Publisher Ovolo Books Limited, Which Building Contract
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By: Mark Brinkley
Edition:11th Rev ed
Publisher: Ovolo Books Limited
ISBN/EAN: 1905959559 / 9781905959556
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 344 pages
Pub Date: 02/04/2015

Home Extension Manual: The Step-by-step Guide to Planning, Building and Managing a Project

In the current economic climate, many people are looking at ways to extend their homes rather than move house, but 'getting the builders in' can be a recipe for disaster unless you really know what you are doing.

Whether you plan to employ a building contractor or tackle some of the works yourself, this best-selling manual will show you how to stay firmly in control, resulting in a high-quality extension, completed on time and within budget.

This new edition will include all the up-do-date information on planning and building regs, environmental issues and options for micro-generation - all areas of recent change.

Thousands of homes are extended each year, but 'getting the builders in' doesn't have to be a nightmare. Problems such as unfinished work, skyrocketing costs, inexplicable delays and disputes with rogue builders can all be avoided.

Whether you plan to employ a building contractor or tackle some of the works yourself, this comprehensive manual will show you how to stay firmly in control, resulting in a high-quality extension, completed on time and within budget. From foundations and drainage through to snagging and completion, this step-by-step guide will cut out the stress and trauma of extending your home. Each chapter is devoted to a key part of the build, with every stage explained in plain English, backed up with hundreds of colour photos showing real building projects as they progress.

  • Getting the best from architects, surveyors, planners and builders
  • Saving money by designing it yourself
  • How to get planning consent - for the extension you really want (and what you can legally build without it)
  • Successful project management
  • How to avoid cost overruns, delays, injury and damage
  • Improvements that add value - and those that don't
  • Making big savings by employing specialist trades
  • Money-making scams - how to avoid them
  • How to spot bad workmanship - before it gets out of hand
  • Updated to include pure glass and green oak extensions, SIPS and modern timber frame, bi-fold doors, energy-efficient design and micro-generation

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