Owner builder mistakes are a major concern when building a kit home and onstruction mistakes are very common, even with a fully supplied and sometimes pre-assembled kit home.
On my first owner build, I didn't really understand how many opportunities there were to make blunders: some small, others large. Even though building a kit home is a great choice for the amateur builder, they are still complex projects. Fixing mistakes can be a weekly or even daily event.
Avoiding them in the first place, even better.
an Owner Builder, I have found building kit
homes one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. But I'd
like to share what I have learnt over the years, from my experience and
from other owner builders, and give
you tips and strategies to fix and avoid common mistakes.
When I first started my project there was great motivation and ideas on
how to proceed, but I was secretly terrified of making some
catastrophic mistake through lack of relevant information or bad advice? Kit home providers are rarely forthcoming with pro-active advice, so you won't hear from them until you have trouble with the build and ask for help.
To fix it:
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Truly there are no more satisfying phrases that you can utter than...
‘I built my own home'.
It’s something that will never leave you, the feeling of incredible accomplishment that comes from knowing you put together your dwelling and that you were the one who made it what it is.
Can you avoid the pitfalls of an Owner build? The answer is YES.
Just take the time to see what is in this great ebook..
Within these pages you will find tips, strategies, logical steps, and due diligence to achieve a trouble free owner build. Construction mistakes are explained in plain language for the amateur builder to progress with piece of mind and and a solid self built home.
Yes but..what's really inside??
Inside this book you'll discover tips on...
So why did I write this book?
I've learnt there are many areas a new builder of kit homes can falter, from negotiating with the kit provider to selecting house foundations. So, to help other owner builders avoid and fix construction mistakes before they become costly time killers, I have written this book.
This is an instructive read that provides insights, logical ideas, and practical tips that clear the way to
an enjoyable building experience.
"It’s a great choice; building a kit home and taking the challenge to owner build it. There are few greater experiences than creating a home to live in by your own hand. Myths of owner building kit homes abound and revolve around successful outcomes versus abject failure. The fact is, in the building industry, mistakes are always made. Some say the difference between a handyman and a builder is that a builder is skilled at covering mistakes. Owner builder success can mean many things. Firstly, that the home is built on time: that is, in a realistic time frame, secondly, the home is built to budget: a realistic budget, and lastly, the home is built to a reasonable level of quality and passes authority inspection and compliance. One of the more popular myths is that owner building is easy, that putting together a budget to build a house is relatively simple, or that owner building is the budget option of building a new home. When talking about kit homes it is important to understand that they are not prefabricated homes. Prefab homes are completely pre-built and delivered in quarters or even halves to the site and dropped on the footings. Kit homes are a set of pre-cut and numbered materials that need planning and construction. Kit homes have the same set of strict guidelines as any other type of home, however built. They are not necessarily cheaper to build although they may be more cost effective. One of the greatest myths, however, is
that kit homes all look the same. The truth is, kit home providers have many and varied designs that can be equal or better than many regularly built modern homes. Mistakes can be made, however…big mistakes. Importantly, they can all be avoided with some good planning, research and advice, but don’t be fooled into thinking it will be a trouble free experience. The aim should be to reduce the number of mistakes and then reduce the impact of those remaining mistakes, so they have minimal effect on the outcome.
This book explains how to avoid 50 common kit home owner builder mistakes in themes of preparation, site selection, kit design, compliance, project management, delegating tasks and a final list of more common building mistakes. All have corresponding tips to keep the owner builder on task, out of trouble and well on the way to building a great kit home."
Do You Want Kit Home Building Prep - in a nutshell?
This free eBook clearly explains the 5 crucial
steps to the preparation of building an owner built kit home.
Presented as a series of steps that will underpin the erection of owner built kits. It provides a chronological approach to the ground work required and takes the guess work out of the sometimes complicated ‘set up’ sequence.
This eBook was published as a four-page feature in the August-September 2013 edition of Owner Builder Magazine.
Contents of this Essential eBook
Step One: Developing a Skill Inventory Do you have the skills to build a kit? Let's find out.
Step Two: Selecting the Right Kit Level of difficulty, support, curb appeal, inclusions
Step Three: Choosing and Setting Up Land Level/sloping, access to utilities, aspect, site setups
Step Four: Nailing Down Building Plans Steps in planning owner building a kit home
Step Five: Learning Project Management Using a Gantt Chart to map project progress
80 Self Build Suppliers is an exhaustive list of providers who specifically supply and support owner builders with kit and or prefab homes. Don't be conned by dealers and on-sellers who really only supply to builders. Many don't have owner builder support so you will be left stranded without help.
The location and website of each provider is listed as well as their specific ideals and purpose.
This international version lists suppliers from the USA, Australia, Canada and Great Britain.
You will LOVE these three ebooks....
Now normally you would pay well over $40 for this set of three valuable ebooks
But this month only...
You can buy All Three Ebooks for a
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Buy on-line with your credit card or through Pay Pal. You'll be taken directly to Clickbank for instant download. You'll only see one book on the order form but don't worry, you'll definitely get to download all three ebooks!
Avoid owner builder mistakes and
'Build the Home of your Dreams'
Whether you are contemplating building a kit home
or about to start, take advantage of this
3 book offer before you start.
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