Building An Affordable House

Building An Affordable House

Trade Secrets to High-value, Low-cost Construction

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive guide to quality but low-cost building techniques and materials outlines an economical approach for building a new structure or adding on to an existing one, and includes floor plans, resource listings, and project management tools. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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Even house shapes affect costs. A regular contributor to Fine Homebuilding magazine shares tips on budgeting, design, and construction from a value engineering approach. The foreword writer remarks that this approach has helped him in making Habitat for Humanity houses even more cost-effective. The guide includes diagrams, color photos, and success stories. Companies names and city location are given but not complete contact information. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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If you are a builder, developer, or homeowner intent on getting the most from your new home construction or remodel budget, you need Building An Affordable House. This book gives you the insider techniques used every day by the best homebuilders in the country to save thousands of dollars on the cost of every home they build.

Building An Affordable House will help you:

  • Add curb appeal on a budget
  • Cut costs and keep quality
  • Build savings into blueprints
  • Learn secrets of reducing material costs
  • Get subs on board from the get-go

Written by a contractor who has been nationally recognized for his innovative approach to cost control, this book shows readers how to generate significant savings on major projects, such as building a new home or adding on to an existing one.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005
ISBN: 9781561585960
Characteristics: 202 p. : ill ; 28 cm


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