Housebuilding (Paperback)

A Do-It-Yourself Guide, Revised & Expanded

By R. J. Decristoforo, Mary Decristoforo

Sterling, 9781402743160, 702pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

List Price: 29.95*
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Description

Housebuilding has always been the book of choice for prospective home builders--and with this extensive, thoughtful revision, it becomes a resource readers will continue to depend on for years to come. In addition to showcasing 800 exciting new full-color illustrations and more than 50 color photographs, an improved two-column design makes the text easier to follow. Photo captions--not in previous editions--allow readers to browse through quickly. Also included for the first time: a chapter on environmentally friendly building alternatives; increased emphasis on safety; information on modern cordless tools; updated techniques, materials, and standards; energy-efficient options, from structural insulated panels to radiant floor heating; a current appendix of major manufacturers, resources, and websites; and much, much more.