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The Apple Corps Guide to the Well-Built House
by Jim Locke
Locke takes readers through the process of house building from the ground up. He provides invaluable guidance on whether and what to build, on how to choose contractors and architects, and how to negotiate with them. Every stage of construction is detailed. 34 drawings.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Houghton Mifflin
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Jim Locke is not only an excellent builder, as I learned in Tracy Kidder's House, but a great writer as well. He writes in a clear and conversational manner, giving lots of good advice mixed with humor and self-deprecating anecdotes. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that it was written in the late 1980s, and there have been quite a few changes in building practice since then, so some of what he recommends has become obsolete. Good craftsmanship ...more
Considering the money that folks spend on their homes, this book is an excellent guide to ensure that the money is spent well. It is a reading book, not a picture book, so it may take a little more effort to understand some of the less familiar concepts. However, Locke and his crews have been building houses for a long time. Take advantage of their expertise - buy the book.