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Electrical Planning

Make sure the electrical work in your new house turns out right, Read on here for planning advice.

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Plumbing in Your New Home

Plumbing in your new home - Tier 2 page

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Home Building by the Home Owner

If home building for yourself is your dream, but you aren't sure where to start, here is practical advice from an experienced architect/builder.

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Foundation Layout

Checking the foundation layout follows right after the home site is cleared. This page gives practical advice on checking the batter boards and dimensions.

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Plumbing in a Concrete Slab

Checking the plumbing layout in a concrete slab before it is poured is one of the most important things the home builder will do. This page gives practical advice on checking pipes in the slab.

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Build-My-Own-Home Site Map

Home building site for those wanting to be their own home building contractor. This page is the site map for build-my-own-home.com.

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Shingles on Your Home

Picking the shingles for your home's roof can be tricky. Get tips here on ways to hire the roof work, and how to select the right shingle.

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Concrete Footings

Concrete footings provide the support for your new home. Seeing them dug and poured is exciting.

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Plumbing Drain Pipes

Checking the plumbing drain rough-in installation in the stud walls is one of the most important things you will do. This page gives practical advice on checking drain piping in your new home.

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Plumbing in the Walls

Checking the plumbing rough-in installation in the stud walls is one of the most important things the home builder will do. This page gives practical advice on checking plumbing in the walls.

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