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How to Plan, Contract, and Build Your Own Home
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Part 1: The Green Home; Chapter 1. The Green Movement; Chapter 2. Green Home Construction Programs and Systems; Chapter 3. Green Construction Strategies; Chapter 4. Planning Your Home's Design and Construction; Part 2: What To Build; Chapter 5. A House Divided; Chapter 6. House Styles and Types; Chapter 7. Traffic Planning and Zoning; Chapter 8. Size Planning; Chapter 9. Prints and Drawings; Part 3: How To Build It; Chapter 10. Green Materials and Products; Chapter 11. Footers and Foundations; Chapter 12. Floor Framing; Chapter 13. Wall Framing; Chapter 14. Roof Framing; Chapter 15. Roof Exterior Finishing; Chapter 16. Exterior Wall Finishing; Chapter 17. Stairs; Chapter 18. Windows; Chapter 19. Doors; Chapter 20. Garages; Chapter 21. Plumbing; Chapter 22. Electric; Chapter 23. Lighting; Chapter 24. Heating and Cooling; Chapter 25. Insulation; Chapter 26. Wall Covering and Trim; Chapter 27. Bathrooms; Chapter 28. Kitchens; Chapter 29. Floor Coverings; Chapter 30. Home Environmental Issues; Part 4: Where to Build It; Chapter 31. City, Suburbia, or Country; Chapter 32. Selecting a Building Site; Chapter 33. Orientation, Positioning, and Landscaping; Chapter 34. Driveways, Sidewalks, and Patios; Part 5: Who Should Build It; Chapter 35. Selecting a Contractor; Chapter 36. Working with Your Contractor; Chapter 37. Understanding How Everything Works and Setting Up Your Maintenance Program; Index

About the Author

Richard M. Scutella (Erie, PA) is an author of books on new construction, home buying, and home maintenance and safety. He has designed and supervised the construction on new homes.

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