Many people dream about building their own home and in recent times more people than ever are realizing this dream. The ability to control the quality of both material and labour, having a home that is of their own design and the overwhelming sense of achievement are the main reasons that people do it. However, building a house - whether people actually do the work themselves or subcontract the work out - is a challenge, particularly for those who have no experience of the building industry. "The New Home Builder" is the guide they need.This book contains clear, concise advice and informative diagrams that will help at every stage of the process, from financing the build to choosing fittings. Written by Paul Hymers, a qualified Building Control Officer, this practical guide has all the answers for the growing number of people who want to fulfill their dream and build their own home.