Your Guide to Home-building Options, From Catalogs to FactoriesBook - 2006
Kit homes, encompassing modular, manufactured, pre-fab, and factory-built houses, can offer the prospective home- buyer more design flexibility, lower costs, and a wider range of location choices than "site" or "stick-built" homes. This book is a roadmap for anyone interested in building a kit home. It compares the wide range of options available, from ordering house plans to be used for a materials purchase, to ordering complete house kits, to purchasing factory-built homes. There are tools for identifying the buyer's specific wants and needs, and for assessing affordability and financing options. And there is detailed information and a wealth of tips on the construction process itself, from finding the best building site to warranties and maintenance for the finished home. Lists of suppliers, a glossary of terms, recommended readings, and a set of helpful worksheets round out this completely useful and accessible manual.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: 690.837 B518K
Characteristics: xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm