28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Essential reading for self-builders and project managers,
This review is from: The Housebuilder's Bible: An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle, 7th Edition (Paperback)
Despite having no previous building experience, we have been building and/or project managing the build of our house for the past 2 years: see [...] for a diary of the build.
Mark Brinkley's Housebuilder's Bible has proven to be invaluable. It provided us with sufficient technical information to allow us to select, negotiate with, and manage our architect and tradesmen. It gives realistic estimates of the main costs incurred, and highlights the potential pitfalls of self-building or project managing a build.
There are many books available which delve further into the technical aspects of building, but none draw together the essential points from design to finishes in such a clear and practical way.
The Housebuilder's Bible is the most useful tool you can buy if you are thinking of self-building or managing the renovation or new build of your own house.