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  • Building Construction Handbookby Roy Chudley; Roger Greeno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included... more...

  • Earthbag Buildingby Kaki Hunter; Donald Kiffmeyer

    New Society Publishers 2004; US$ 29.95

    The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. more...

  • Wiring Your Digital Home For Dummiesby Dennis C. Brewer; Paul A. Brewer

    Wiley 2006; US$ 17.59

    Beef up your home's wiring infrastructure and control systems to accommodate the latest digital home products. Upgrade wiring in your existing home room-by-room, system-by-system or wire the home you're building. Learn wiring for the latest digital home technologies -- whole home audio, outdoor audio, VoIP, PA systems, security systems with Web... more...

  • Green Building & Remodeling For Dummiesby Eric Corey Freed

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

    Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to... more...

  • Mail-Order Homesby Rebecca Hunter

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...

  • Homes for a Changing Climateby Will Anderson

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 22.00

    Homes for a Changing Climate celebrates the collected wisdom of traditional and contemporary responses to the challenges of climate and illustrates the many ways in which houses can be designed, built, and adapted to cope with these challenges. At the beginning of the 21st century, the world finally woke up to the reality of climate change and began... more...

  • Chicken Coopsby Judy Pangman

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 19.95

    Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country?in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop. Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any... more...

  • Be Your Own House Contractorby Carl Heldmann

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 16.95

    While building a home is not a simple task, expert Carl Heldmann shows that it is not as complicated as one might believe. With his sound advice, readers can act as their own house contractor and save a quarter - or more - of the cost of building a home. And without picking up a hammer! Heldmann explains each step of the home building process in... more...

  • The Big Book of Small House Designsby Don Metz; Catherine Tredway; Kenneth R. Tremblay; Lawrence Von Bamford

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations for a variety of living spaces suitable for every environment and style, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated townhouse in... more...

  • Build a Classic Timber-Framed Houseby Jack A. Sobon

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 21.95

    The classic timber-framed house is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own timber-framed house -- one that features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction. Following the traditional "hall-and-parlor" home design, architect... more...