- Series: Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Krause Publications; Fifth edition (January 12, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440346011
- ISBN-13: 978-1440346019
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home: A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction Fifth Edition
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About the Author
Kent Lester got his start in construction by designing and building his own home at age 25. In recent years, he has build and remodeled homes professionally, sold accounting and CAD software to builders, and now provides consultation and we development services to businesses and construction firms.
Dave McGuerty built his own custom home and is currently a data processing consultant in California.
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This book would also be useful for people who are having their house built because it describes all the things that the contractor/builder is looking out for in the process. To me knowledge is power so the more you know the better the experience can be. This book can't be anything but useful no matter what role the homeowner decides to play.
We also really appreciated the info about green building stuff as well as just the general descriptions of the pros and cons of different building materials or types (ex. Roofing materials, types of concrete, foundation styles). There's also info about dealing with all your various specific contractors if you choose to do that part of the work yourself.
I also found the bid request sheets helpful but and annotations on why specifically call out items on the bid would be useful.