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So, you want to build a HOUSE?!

Building a house is probably the single greatest investment you’ll ever make. As with all big investments, there are also big risks – and losses – if you don’t do your homework properly. Even the smallest oversight can end up blowing your budget and leaving you with a home that is not as functional or comfortable as you’d hoped for.

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So, you want to build a HOUSE?!

This simple guide is aimed at helping you tick off all the necessaries that must be considered and attended to during a building project. It will help you avoid the pitfalls that can threaten to turn your building experience into a nightmare, and ensure that you get what you pay for.

In this book you will learn to:

  •  Price your project and set a realistic building budget;
  •  Choose the right team of professionals and ensure that they deliver;
  •  Make certain that all approvals have been secured and legalities have been met, including insurances to  protect your financial investment should things go wrong;
  •  Fully understand and negotiate a fair building contract;
  •  Successfully manage your building project from start to finish.

 Author: Les Abbott

LES ABBOTT is a professional architect with more than 460 building projects beneath his belt. He is a partner in an active building information website, where he seeks to advise and educate the general public on all matters relating to the building industry. He also writes educational articles on architecture and building-related matters for local magazines.

“Whether you decide to build your house yourself, or you intend paying someone to do the construction work for you, this book will prove invaluable.” - DANIE HATTINGH, President of the Master Builders’ Association, South Africa




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