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Independent Builder Designing and Building a House Your Own Way

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ISBN-10: 0930031857

ISBN-13: 9780930031855

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Sam Clark

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This is a comprehensive manual of design and building methods for owner-builders as well as professional builders and their clients. In addition to presenting specific building techniques, the book explains the design principles and planning processes that underlie all good building, so that readers can develop their own exceptional designs, independently. The Real Goods Independent Builderdevelops subjects not covered thoroughly in other books, but critical to success: Designing small houses that seem big Understanding innovation Estimating and controlling costs Incorporating ergonomics and accessibility Doing drawings and scale models Making contracts that work
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Sam Clark is a builder who has worked with owner-builders since the late 1960's. His book Designing and Building Your Own House Your Own Way helped thousands of people manage their building projects. He is also the author of The Motion-Minded Kitchen , and co-author (with Margaret Wylde and Adrian Baron-Robbins) of Building For a Lifetime . Sam works with Iron Bridge Woodworkers and with The Buildings Group (accessible design and facilities planning), both based in Plainfield, Vermont. He also has his own design company http://www.samclarkdesign.com/