The Very Efficient Carpenter

Author: Larry Haun
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158326X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

A complete course in basic framing, including information on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber and materials.

2005 National Repair Remodeling Estimator

Author: Albert S. Paxton
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572181478
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: House & Home

"Current labor, material and equipment costs for repair and remodeling work."

Craftsman s Construction Installation Encyclopedia

Author: Stephen Diller
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572181516
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide step-by-step instructions, with tips, techniques, tools, and templates, for residential construction projects, including tiling, dry wall, electric, heating and air conditioning, siding, and much more. Includes CD-ROM with instructions for each job.

2005 National Home Improvement Estimator

Author: Ben Moselle
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572181508
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"Manhours, labor and material costs for most home improvement work. Includes instructions for doing the work, with helpful illustrations, and tricks and tips from experienced remodelers."

Illustrated Guide to the International Plumbing Fuel Gas Codes

Author: Howard C. Massey
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 1572181206
Release Date: 2002-07
Genre: House & Home

Packed with plumbing isometrics and helpful illustrations, this guide makes clear the code requirements for installing materials for plumbing and gas systems. Includes code tables for pipe sizing and fixture units, and code requirements for just about all areas of plumbing, from water supply and vents to sanitary drainage systems. Covers the principles and terminology of the code, how the various systems work and are regulated, and code-compliance issues you'll likely encounter on the job.

National Construction Estimator

Author: Dave Ogershok
Publisher: Craftsman Book Co
ISBN: 1572181761
Release Date: 2007

Over 30,000 Construction Costs on Every Area of Construction! The National Construction Estimator is our most popular book for pricing construction, and has been for years. It has proven to be the "industry standard" for construction costs. Here's why: Material Costs: You'll find the current cost of every commonly-used construction material and thousands of specialties...based on typical selling prices of building material dealers. Labor Costs: Typical costs to the contractor (including taxes and insurance) to install each of the thousands of materials listed...along with typical manhours per unit. Wage modifications are listed for nearly every city plus most Canadian provinces. Wage breakdowns by trade are listed for 24 construction trades. Subcontract Costs: Bid prices most frequently quoted by specialty contractors...including the sub's overhead and profit. FREE CD-ROM: Includes an electronic version of the book with a stand-alone estimating program & tutorial and price updates

Remodelers Handbook

Author: Benjamin Williams
ISBN: MINN:319510000260908
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Dwellings

The first chapters of this handbook are a guide to appraising the suitability of a house for remodeling. The last part is a guide to operating a home improvement business.

National Building Cost Manual

Author: Dave Ogershok
ISBN: 1572181214
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Square foot costs for residential, commercial industrial and farm buildings. Data to quickly work up a reliable budget estimate. Includes all the important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint.

Contractor s Year round Tax Guide

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
ISBN: 1572180064
Release Date: 1994-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Here's the advice that high-priced accountants and tax pros charge their customers for: How to set up and run your business to minimize taxes and what you should include in your contracts with others.