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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press; 17th Revised edition edition (28 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091886198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091886196
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Of all the books currently in existence on homebuilding, Building Your Own Home has, for over 25 years, been widely regarded as the benchmark title for the self-build movement in the UK. It is now in its seventeenth edition and has been fully updated to include the latest developments in the self-build world.

About the Author

David Snell has been in the property and building industry for four decades. He first built his own home in 1971 and then met and worked with Murray Armor, the acknowledged expert within the self-build industry for over thirty years. Following Murray's death in 1998, David took over this mantle and has become well-known for his many articles on self-building and for his appearances on the seminar platforms at self-build shows, courses and exhibitions. He is contributing editor to Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and is The Daily Telegraph's expert on their Saturday property clinic, Bricks & Mortar.

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191 of 207 people found the following review helpful By Alan Hamilton on 13 April 2002
Format: Paperback
Anybody who is contemplating building their own house should read this first, there is a broad overview of the whole process and advise on many difficult decisions, it also answers many of the questions that whose (me) with no knowledge need answered. The book is easy to read and flows well from section to section, an index makes referring back simple, something you will want to do both as you read the book the first time and as reference afterwards. Probably the best book you can buy on the subject
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Millward on 23 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as we are just about to build an extension and I plan to manage the build and do as much as I can myself. This book is packed with very useful and detailed information with lots of clear and detailed diagrams.
The book takes you through from the early planning stages to finding builders,getting quotes, sourcing materials as well as all the technical and practical stuff like foundations, walls, roofing etc. There are also flowcharts and forms in the back which you can copy or apply to a spreadsheet. Highly recommended.
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It's good as a general intro, but this edition is outdated, and as the book itself warns, it's NOT a building GUIDE or tutorial, just general advice (very useful things to consider, but... a lot of it is present in other books, too). AND it's very UK-oriented, so if you have a keen interest in UK, off you go, but otherwise.... nope.
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as advertised, good service as well
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