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Building Your Own Home

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A Comprehensive Guide for Australian Owner Builders

By George Wilkie & Stuart Arden

 

Just as the title suggests, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone building a house in Australia. It provides a brief history on domestic architecture in Australia and of the building materials and construction methods that continue to be used. Consultants, authorities, design, costing, tendering and contracts are also explained before discussing the construction process, from the site through to completion.  Each stage, trade and method of construction (often various options are presented) are clearly explained and illustrated. This is a great reference book for anyone building their own home or wanting to understand more about what is involved.

 

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

 

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

 

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

Building Your Own Home, by Wilkie & Arden

 

Published by New Holland Publishers

http://newhollandpublishers.com/au/diy/845-9781742572161-9781742572161.html

2 Comments

  1. I just wanted to ask you, Andrew Kerr. a question regarding your 60khouse for my homework assignment. Was the design and build of this house your way of saying the public’s opinion of architects are expensive or to demonstrate that in our economy you can build a liveable home on an affordable budget?

    1. Andrew Kerr

      I think that architects can use their skills to design quality buildings for a range of budgets. You mostly see expensive, capital ‘A’ architecture in the media, and maybe this is why the public associates architects with expensive or extravagant buildings. I want to demonstrate with 60k House that you can build a quality, comfortable house for a modest budget. The key factor is designing for people’s ‘needs’ – 60k House is small, only 60 square metres. At the end of the day the building will be a house for myself and the budget is all I could comfortably afford!

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