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How to Design, Build, Remodel and Maintain Your Home

How to Design, Build, Remodel and Maintain Your Home

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With this comprehensive book, you will learn enough about construction materials and labor to save up to 70 percent on the cost of your home and still have a house mare sound than any ready-built structure.
You will learn enough about creating a plan so that you or a professional builder can translate your dream into a reality.
You will learn enough about good building methods to avoid the high cost of cheap construction.
Included in this volume is complete and detailed information on all the following topics:
Basic Tools and Use
* Doors and Windows
* Site Selection
* Exterior Finishes
* Building and Zoning Laws
* Interior Non-Bearing Partitions
* How to Read Plans
* Soundproofing
* Preliminary Design Studies
* Plumbing
* Designing for the Physically Handicapped
* Heating
* Air Conditioning
* Dangerproofing
* Electricity
* Cost Control
* Solar Energy
* Staking Out
* Fire Stops
* Introduction to Construction
* Insulation and Energy-Saving Techniques
* Foundations
* Termites and Carpenter Ants
* Ceiling Finishes
* Floor Framing
* Interior Wall Finishes
* Wall Framing
* Floor Finishes
* Ceiling Framing
* Interior Finishes
* Roof Framing
* Saunas
* Plank and Beam Framing
* Site Work
* Sheathing
* High Cost of Cheap Construction
* Roof Covering
* Construction Forms and Contracts
Written simply enough for the layman to understand, with enough sophisticated knowledge and creative ideas for the professional, here's a book no home builder should be without.

Author: Joseph D. Falcone
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 08/01/1995
Pages: 596
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 3.00lbs
Size: 10.97h x 8.40w x 1.48d
ISBN: 9780684813776

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/1997 pg. 64

About the Author
Joseph D. Falcone, A.I.A. is an architect, educator, city planner and author. He is head of an architectural firm with a permanent staff of architects and engineers, served as Chairman of City Plan Commission for 18 years and has taught and is currently teaching at Secondary, College and University levels.

He is listed in Who's Who In The East for the past five years for outstanding design in construction and has won a national award in design by the American Association of School Administrators. He has been elected to the International Registry of Who's Who.

Mr. Falcone is considered an expert in all types of building design and construction and has a proven track record of optimum combination of creativity, logic, soundness and economy.
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