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Ruiz, Fernando Pages

Building An Affordable House

Trade Secrets For High-value, Low-cost Construction

€ 26.95

A comprehensive guide to quality but low-cost building techniques and materials outlines an economical approach for building a new structure or adding on to an existing one, and includes floor plans, resource listings, and project management tools. Original. 20,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Foreword 2(1)
How to Use This Book 3(1)
Money Matters
4(8)
A Hard-Dollar Cost Approach
5(1)
The Affordability Equation
6(1)
Achieving Blueprint Democracy
7(1)
Every House Can Be Built Better
8(1)
Great Expectations
9(3)
Design
12(21)
Building a Better Box
13(2)
Using a Modular Planning Grid
15(6)
Inner Space
21(8)
Lot Basics
29(3)
The Language of Affordability
32(1)
Foundations
33(29)
Concrete Is the Traditional Choice
34(2)
A Soils Test Is a Good Investment
36(2)
Concrete: More than the Basics
38(6)
Do You Really Need a Footing?
44(4)
Consider Alternatives to Conventional Foundations
48(6)
Slab-on-Grade Foundations Are Affordable
54(4)
Sealing Foundation Walls
58(4)
Framing
62(39)
Optimum Value Engineered Framing
63(2)
Building Walls the New Way
65(10)
Prefabrication Is the Future
75(1)
Alternatives to Wood Walls
76(1)
Floor Framing
76(5)
Stairways
81(3)
Girders, Beams, and Posts
84(3)
Installing Subfloors
87(2)
Engineered Floor Systems
89(3)
Framing the Roof
92(6)
Installing Framing Connectors
98(3)
Plumbing: Less May Be Better
101(18)
Smart Layout Cuts Costs
102(2)
Rethinking Supply Lines
104(4)
Choosing Drain, Waste, and Vent Lines
108(4)
Saving with Stainless Steel Gas Tubing
112(1)
Shopping for Fixtures
113(6)
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
119(17)
Take an Active Role in Planning
120(2)
Selecting the Right Equipment
122(4)
Sizing Equipment for the House
126(2)
Planning the Network of Ducts
128(7)
Fresh Air Is Important, Too
135(1)
Wiring and Light Fixtures
136(10)
Fine-Tuning the Site Plan
136(2)
Devising a Smart Floor Plan
138(2)
Reducing Lights and Switches
140(1)
Choose Wire Gauge Carefully
141(1)
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
142(1)
Consider Aluminum Wire
142(2)
Recessed Fixtures Save Money
144(2)
Insulation
146(11)
Making the Building Tight
147(1)
Plug the Small Gaps, Too
148(4)
The Airtight Drywall Approach
152(1)
Choosing the Right Insulation
153(4)
Windows, Doors, Driveways, and Walks
157(19)
Pitched Roofs Are Better
158(3)
For Siding, No Maintenance Is Best
161(8)
Economizing with Doors and Windows
169(4)
For Walks and Driveways, Skip the Concrete
173(3)
Interior Finish
176(20)
Design One Detail at a Time
177(1)
Making the Most of Drywall
178(4)
Choose Paint Carefully
182(2)
Installing Interior Trim and Millwork
184(4)
Saving in the Kitchen
188(2)
Flooring Makes a First Impression
190(6)
Appendix 1 196(2)
Appendix 2 198(1)
Appendix 3 199(1)
Index 200
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
202 pagina's
Januari 2005
703 gram
267 x 222 x 13 mm
Taunton Pr gb

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