How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator - 9th Edition
by Allan Staines
An all Australian guide with illustrations and text that bring it up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia.
*Companion to The Australian House Building Manual.
This is all Australian title has large scale drawings to make it easy to understand how the various stages and components fit together. The Owner Builder is shown how to plan the house to suit the chosen allotment and the most economical methods of owner building.
You will learn how to identify and correct faulty building practices the correct trade terms to use and how order building products.
This manual will provide you with confidence to build a typical Australian home in weatherboard, brick veneer, cavity brick or concrete block.
- Practical Advice on How to Save Money
- How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Owner Building; Successful Planning
- Understanding House Construction
- Extensions and Renovations
- Planning, Specifications, Sub-contractors and Materials
- Identifying Improper Building Practices & Common Problems
- Using Building Tools & Materials
- Measuring & Marking Out; Fastening; Cutting, Planning & Jointing
- Extra Building Know How
- Designing the House
- Weatherboard Houses
- Brick Veneer Houses
- 2 Storey Brick Veneer and Weatherboards Houses
- Split Level Houses
- Double Brick
- Concrete Block Masonry
- Adding a Verandah or Carport
- How to Supervise the Site
- Raising a House
- Identifying and Correcting Common Problems
Over 440 illustrations
All Australian Guide
** The renovation section of this book is almost entirely devoted to room extensions. For general home renovations see The Australian Renovator’s Manual.
Allan Staines is the author of:
The Australian House Building Manual a Step by Step Guide to House Building
The Australian Renovator's Manual The easy step by step guide to Home Renovations
Owner Builder & Renovator Step by Step Guide to Building or Extending your Own Home
The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual
Roof Building Manual The Easy Step by Step Guide with Tables & Bevels
These manuals have become classic workhorses for Apprentices, Builders and Owner Builders in Australia for many years. These new editions brings the illustrations and text right up to date with the latest methods applied across Australia.
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