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Books in UK On Building Your Own Home from Amazon UK

Housebuilder's Bible 11
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By: Ovolo.   2015-04-28

Self-Build Manual: How to Plan, Manage and Build the Home of Your Dreams (Haynes Manuals)
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Most of us would love to design and build our own home. In fact, more people than ever are doing....
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By: J H Haynes & Co Ltd.   2014-12-19

Building Your Own Home 18th Edition
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Title: Building Your Own Home <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: David Snell <>Publisher: Ebury Press
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By: Ebury Press.   2006-03-02

Create Your Own Website The Easy Way: The Complete Guide to Getting You or Your Business Online
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Every small business or organisation needs a website, whether it is a simple online portfolio or....
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By: Ilex Press.   2016-06-02

Self Build and Renovation For Dummies
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Includes a directory of useful contacts, Web sites, and organisations to get you started Everything you need to know to build your ideal home Why compromise when you can get the home you've always dreamed of? Self-Build and Renovation For Dummies is the comprehensive guide that shows you how.
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By: John Wiley & Sons.   2006-10-27

The Green Self-build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-home
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The Green Self-build Book Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the selfbuild process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals. The book in... Full description
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By: Green Books.   2007-04-08

Home Extension Manual: The Step-by-step Guide to Planning, Managing and Building a Project
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Intended for those who plan to employ a building contractor or those who tackle some of the works themselves, this comprehensive manual shows you how to stay firmly in control, resulting in a high-quality extension, completed on time and within budget.
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By: J H Haynes & Co Ltd.   2007-03-22

Housebuilders Bible (9th Edition)
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By: Ovolo.   2012-12-04

Housebuilders Bible 10
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By: Ovolo Books Ltd..   2013-03-22

Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable... (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
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An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet.

Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home’s temperature (keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer), along with the benefits of low maintenance and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake, and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony.

The book covers all of the various construction techniques involved, including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation, and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner/builder are a particular focus and include:

  • Pouring one’s own footings and/or floor
  • The use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls
  • Post-and-beam framing
  • Plank-and-beam roofing
  • Drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes

The time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation, and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss.

Rob Roy is a former contractor with 27 years of experience and 12 previous books to his credit, including Cordwood Building and Timber Framing for the Rest of Us. An expert on underground building, he founded the Earthwood Building School in 1981 with his wife, Jaki, and is frequently a speaker at events throughout North America.

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By: New Society Publishers.   2006-03-01


 

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