Being Your Own Contractor
becoming your own contractor it is best to have resources. The main three
resources that we recommend are as follows:
- "The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home"
- "How to Plan, Subcontract, and Build Your Dream House"
- "Be Your Own House Contractor"
Barnes & Noble offers all of the above titles at Amazon.com.
The largest obstacle in contracting is having all of the products and supplies
readily available when needed. You want to make sure the building process runs
smoothly and in a timely manner. So even if you choose to hire a general
contractor, it is very important to understand the processes in which you will
be embarking. You want to make sure your vision of your home is exactly what the
final product will be.
Building Your Own House
The major benefit of becoming your own contractor is money. You will save a good
chunk if the job is done right. Always check with your local building department
to determine any permit regulations or special requirements. You will be
responsible for overlooking the entire building project, from subcontracting to
ordering all the materials needed. This requires a great deal of effort and a
lot of time. If this is your first building experience, weigh the pros and cons
before you jump in. Whether out of necessity or indulgence, seek all the
information you can before beginning. As a member of "Home Building Club" you
will be provided with bi-monthly information to aid in construction of your
home. This will help you complete your home in a timely manner and within your