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Old 08-14-2013, 05:10 PM    (permalink
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Anybody know about this? Hoping we have some experts around here who know the ins and outs of home construction from scratch. Any contractors or home owner contractors here?

What are the steps?
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I wish. Something I hope to get into someday. I'm 23 and I rent though...

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Like you are building it yourself?
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Like you are building it yourself?
No. I want to weight the difference between hiring a contractor vs being a home owner contractor.
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I got my house built by a builder. I like that if anything at all is wrong they fix it free of charge.
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No. I want to weight the difference between hiring a contractor vs being a home owner contractor.
Depends on the job and how comfortable you are doing things. One thing that was always done in my family home is that we would put up the wallboard, but get a contractor to tape, because that's when things can be messed up.

Putting in hardwood floors are not difficult as long as you rent the right tools.

You can do your own electric if it is a small list of things. If you want to wire an entire room, grab an electrician.

Outdoor decks and stuff of that nature can be done on your own. Basically anything with wood can be done without a contractor.

You have to be more specific in what you actually want to do and if you should hire a guy to do it.
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That's not true. They just guarantee the house passes code at the time of initial occupancy.
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That's not true. They just guarantee the house passes code at the time of initial occupancy.
For me I got at least a one year warranty on everything. Probably not all builders do that I guess.
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For me I got at least a one year warranty on everything. Probably not all builders do that I guess.
Yeah, but you paid for that warranty, and in many cases, they submit any costs to either your home owners insurance or their suppliers insurance.
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What exactly are you trying to do? A lot of things depend on that. Build a new house? Remodel? Also you need to check your state regulations in regards to homeowner/contractor relationships and see what exactly you can and can't do without a contractor. My dad is a general contractor and I've worked with him a lot over the years, so I could probably help you out some. Like I said though, the regulations are different for every state so something that we did here (in NC) might be illegal wherever you're looking to live.
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Yeah, but you paid for that warranty, and in many cases, they submit any costs to either your home owners insurance or their suppliers insurance.
I didn't pay anything extra for it. I'm sure it was worked into the price of the base price of the house. Buisnesses just aren't going to be giving stuff away for free.
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Yeah. First you need drawings. design it, hire an architect to help you design and build a house.

Are you doing it from ground up? In that case, you might want to hire a contractor to follow your drawing.

If you are remodeling, then you can do things yourself. But if you don't know what a load bearing wall is, or electrical or plumbing code...be cautious.
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