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by Carl Heldmann

Download Be Your Own House Contractor: How to Save 25 Percent Without Lifting a Hammer eBook
ISBN:
0882664468
Author:
Carl Heldmann
Category:
Home Improvement & Design
Language:
English
Publisher:
Storey Publishing (1987)
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With veteran contractor Carl Heldmann as a guide, you'll learn that you can get exactly the house you want, done the way you want it, for less

With veteran contractor Carl Heldmann as a guide, you'll learn that you can get exactly the house you want, done the way you want it, for less. He tells how to: Select land.

The primary message behind Be Your Own House Contractor is You can do it! According to construction expert and author Carl Heldmann, anyone can oversee the building of a house and save up to 25 percent by acting as the main contractor. This popular book has sold over 268,000 copies since it was first published in 1982. Written for those with little or no experience in the building trades, Be Your Own House Contractor clearly and simply lays out the steps involved in home construction and answers the many questions that arise.

Be Your Own House Cont. Concise chapters deal with:,Locating and purchasing land,Procuring financing,Estimating costs and staying within a budget,Hiring subcontractors and finding suppliers,Building the house,Restoring an existing structure. An extensive appendix contains examples of the forms, certificates, and permits that are required, as well as sample contracts and plans.

How to Save 25 Percent Without Lifting a Hammer. I would recommend this to anyone interested in building with or without a general contractor. Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% without Lifting a Hammer I have read several books on this subject

Be Your Own House Contractor : How to Save 25 Percent Without Lifting a Hammer. Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% without Lifting a Hammer I have read several books on this subject. This one offered the best information for the beginner. I would recommend this book for anyone considering building their own home. Be Your Own House Contractor.

Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs .

Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home! Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. And the one other question that I hear all the time is, Can I really save 25 percent without lifting a hammer? I know from my own experience that you can. Here’s how it all began.

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Readers will learn how to develop house plans, establish schedules, select good subcontractors, identify cost saving options, negotiate contracts, estimate building costs, purchase materials and supplies, and much more.

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  • Marilace
I built my first house using the book. It is simple and goes over everything you need to know. It was suggested to me by a general contractor and it works. Since then I have built two more houses and am looking at another in retirement.
  • Skilkancar
I expected this book to be more helpful, but it is really a few vague suggestions spread out across as many pages as the writer could manage.

In fact I can save you the money and tell you the entire book in just a few words

1 Hire good people that know what they are doing and trust them to do a good job, the city will ensure they do it to legal spec.
2 make sure you like your house plans before you start
3 don't pay ahead of schedule Have a budget and stick to it

Of course the problem with this advice' is finding good contractors and trusting them. That is exactly what general Contractors do for a living they spend time developing relationships with contractors. It does not happen overnight, GCs also hire bad contractors they just stop using them after one or two jobs. We don't have that luxury the owner builder needs to get the right ones first time out and that is hard

Carl's big idea is to go to a lumber yard and ask for help, this is great if you happen to get lucky. The lumber yards loyalties are not to some walk in that is only buying lumber for one house it is to the guy who builds houses 365. So sure he might suggest someone, and that guy might talk a great fight and he might be great. But he might also be the next "up" or the guy struggling to pay his lumber yard bills.

These kinds of books are suitable if you just want a very hazy outline. But it fails completely to deal with the real issues of acting as your own GC. Schedules, build orders inspections etc are all huge deals that are hardly addressed at all.

If you want solid building advice there are a number of very strong sites that give strong detailed accounts of owner builder construction.

I strongly suggest skipping this book. And if you want a cheap lightly used copy.....
  • Wyameluna
As another reviewer said, this book is a good hazy outline of how to build a house, but unless you have some experience or get lucky, it’s not really going to help you get the job done. I just finished having a house built and from that experience know I that I would have floundered had I relied on this book. I actually started out trying to use the book to build it. My first road block was that EVERY lumber company wanted to charge me for a take-off list. On top of that, they were unwilling to suggest any sub-contractors. I couldn’t find any. And this book leaves out a LOT of details. Various steps that have to be coordinated between the sub-contractors, the inspectors, and making sure certain things are done BEFORE inspectors show up, etc.

I ended up hiring a contractor to build the house for cost plus percentage. It was the good, the bad, and the ugly. And all the subs he hired were those he knew, or heard through the grapevine. There’s no way I could have found them on my own. And the book completely ignores what to do when things go wrong, like the less than talented drawer put something in the plans that couldn’t physically be done, so you have to bring in engineers to fix it. It doesn’t even cover the various hoops you have to jump through in just getting the plans approved, the paper work, etc. We even got nagged by the color of ink on a stamp on the plans!

Bottom line, good read for a general overview of how to build a house. But a how-to guide on actually building a house as your own contractor and saving money? Nope!
  • Dyni
decent book, I was expecting more information
  • Alsalar
Basic and concise but a bit dated. If you're going to build or contract your own house this book is worth every penny many times over.
  • Qwert
We are in the beginning stages of building a new home. We thought we'd thought of everything but this book has pointed out many things that we simply never realized. I feel it is going to help us save even more time and money. Consider this, if this book helps you in any way, even with one thing, then it probably will more than pay for itself.
  • Elildelm
Very helpful to us while we built our house.
Overall if you are looking to build your new home you need to read this. A very fast and quick read. Book will also help you decide if you want to be the GC or not but a good book and I use this book to give to my clients who wish to look at building a new home as I am a Realtor and sell land and this has good info for clients to start thinking about.

Good read and a must have if you are building!!