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Owner Building in South Africa

Owner Building in South Africa by Penny Swift
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This practical handbook is an indispensible guide for all owner builders. A consistent seller for nearly two decades, this edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of changes in building legislation, new building techniques, and contemporary architectural, design and decor trends. A practical, easy-to-read reference book that will enable the owner builder or home renovator to tackle a project in a logical manner and with confidence. Sound advice is given on making an offer to purchase land, how to calculate costs and raise finances, preparation and submission of building plans, and how to quantify the cost of building. Topics include building methods and materials, the construction schedule, tools and plant hire, siteworks and excavations, foundations, damp-proofing, wall structures, roofing, flooring, ceilings, plumbing, drainage and sanitation, electrics, plastering and screeding, decorative finishes, fixtures and fittings, verandahs, porches, patios and paving, landscaping, and home security.
Random House Struik; June 2012
211 pages; ISBN 9781432301330
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Title: Owner Building in South Africa
Author: Penny Swift
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