Home Building Manual
When building a house or a home extension, ideally, the weather will be perfect, all the
materials will arrive on time and intact, and the trades people will be ready and on time. Unfortunately this is a
very rare occasion. The weather could take a turn for the worse, building materials could be late or items missing,
the electrician could be held up at another job, or any number of things could go wrong. The point is that building
a house or home extension can be a chaotic event.
So, would a home building manual (if there is such a thing) be of any help? Would a step by
step guide to building a house or home extension and some idea what each step involves be a great idea. While
certain things must happen before others, like the foundation goes in before the roof, other things may be
completed in a different order without creating many problems. In other words any home building manual is to
be treated as a general guide to construction.
Most homeowners who employ professionals right from the start such as architects, building designers and
home builders or contractors would normally not require a home building manual so many of these books are
sold to the self builders.
NOTE - These are general discussion articles