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Home plans or blueprints for home construction work are essential to avoid problems with your home project. Avoid budget overruns and costly change orders by giving your contractor quality blueprints to work from. Read on to learn a little known technique to find architects of great repute and how to select the right one.

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Detailed blueprints, plans and specifications will help you avoid being sued by a contractor. Keeping a detailed account of work each day, along with photos, will arm you with data should a problem with your contractor arise.

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How To Get the Best Contractor I didn’t ask permission from my editor to depart from my normal question and answer format, but I’m sure he’ll agree this is a long overdue column. I’ve been writing this column now for over twenty-three years. Ask the Builder was first published October 2, 1993. It was my […]

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The following checklist is a FREE sample of some very important things you need to make sure happen as you build your new home or room addition. There are MANY OTHER THINGS that are important and they're included in a comprehensive checklist I created years ago. Don't count on the building code to protect you. It's […]

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Glen and Sandra Schweickert built a new home twelve years ago. Let them fill you in. "We bought a brand new home in 2002 from a regional builder. They went bankrupt in 2007. We would like to build a new home using the same plans and blueprints from the house we now have that was built […]

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Have you dreamed of building a log cabin yourself? There are many challenges when building a home, especially a log home. The first thing to do would be to go online and spend lots of time at any and all log home association websites.

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Building a new house can cause a lot of anxiety, but here are some new home construction tips to help reduce your anxiety. Having a detailed set of plans and blueprints will minimize any issues you will have with the contractor. This eliminates change orders which are avenues for cost increases!

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With mortgage rates at all-time lows, it is a great time to build a new house. Having complete and detailed house plans is a must. A complete set of blueprints ensures the job is done according to the specifications with no room for interruption.

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A house plan must be complete for your home-building projects. House plans need all the details for the contractors. Complete house floor plans will allow workers to continue working, even if no one else is around.

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