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The Prefabricated Home

Author : Colin Davies
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An account of prefabricated architecture around the world, from McDonalds drive-through restaurants to Ikea's flat-pack house.

Prefab Homes

Author : Elisabeth Blanchet
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At the end of the Second World War Winston Churchill promised to manufacture half a million prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage; in the end more than 156,000 temporary 'prefabs' were delivered. Nicknamed 'Palaces for the People', and with convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems, they proved popular and instead of being demolished as intended they were defended by residents who campaigned to keep their family homes and communities. Nearly seventy years later, as the last of these two bedroom homes are being demolished, Elisabeth Blanchet tells the story of these popular dwellings and their gardens and shows the various designs that were produced. Through the stories and memories of residents, she also reveals the communities who were pleased to live in the prefabs.

Dwell

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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

Second Homes For Dummies

Author : Bridget McCrea
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Thinking about owning a second home? Whether you want a relaxing getaway spot, a future retirement home, or just a place to rent out for profit, having a second home has always been a good investment. But how will you know where to look, how to invest, and what you need to avoid? Second Homes For Dummies gives you the tools you need to handle the entire second-home buying process from concept to completion! This book covers the bases and the basics of buying a second home, presenting all information in a logical and modular format so you can find just what you need on the subjects that interest you. You’ll find out everything you need to know to: Determine whether or not a second home is right for you Maximize your options for a second home Search for a home and find the money to pay for it Rent out your home for profit Renovate and maintain it to ensure its growing value Make your second home your primary home Look for and purchase a home in another country Also provided are a list of the best places in the world to buy a home, ways to improve your home and make it first rate, and rules that you should talk about with your guests. With Second Homes For Dummies, you can make your dream of having a second home come true!

Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Douglas Gray
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Purchase a home within your budget Find the right mortgage that works for you Price and sell on your terms Selling? Buying? Here's what you need to know Looking for your dream house? Want to make your house someone else's dream? The new edition of this friendly guide shares secrets to help you reach your next stage in life. If you're buying, discover how to decide whether you need an agent, know what to consider as you shop, what you need to know about mortgages, how you can compare homes, and more. If you're selling, find out how to price your home, what selling will cost you, how to market your house, what's important about listings, and how to handle appraisals. Enjoy success whether you're buying or selling! Inside... Planning for your first home Discovering who the players are Analysing your finances Understanding inspections and surveys Deciding if you want to sell Sprucing up your home Negotiating and bargaining

The Modular Home

Author : Andrew Gianino
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Modular homes are the perfect solution if you want to build a high-quality, customized home without undue expense or hassle. In this informative guide, Andrew Gianino helps you make the best choices throughout the modular building process, with suggestions for everything from choosing the right dealer and contractor to setting the specs, price, and schedule. Whether you’re looking for a cozy Victorian or want to add a personal touch to a wide ranch, there’s a modular home that will fit your tastes, lifestyle, and budget.

Prefab Houses

Author : Arnt Cobbers
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The amazing history of prefabricated houses started in England in the 1830rsquo;s with a building kit for emigrants moving to Australia. Even today, prefabricated houses provide a high percentage of living spaces in many countries of the world. This book covers prefabs from the USA via Europe to Asia and Africa, giving insight into the various industrially prefabricated components, the difficulties of delivery to the building site, and the intricacies of assembly and completion. As well as tracing the link between modernism and industrialization that evolved to produce the latest prefabricated solutions, it also features a unique compilation of one-off prefabricated houses by well-known international architects, as well as successful dwellings manufactured off-site for everyday modern living.

Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Tony Ioannou
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Whether you're new at the home-buying or selling game in Canada, or whether you've played it before, most of us dread the onslaught of flashy, fast-talking real estate agents and property managers. Well, help has arrived. This revised edition of Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies prepares you to get what you need and want when buying a new home or selling the one you're in. Everything from arranging your finances and hiring an agent, to researching neighbourhoods and assessing home values is presented in a clear and humorous way to help you get the most out of the process. Important information to help you: Market your home and sell for the highest possible price Negotiate the best price and terms of sale Find the right new neighbourhood with reasonable prices and the type of housing to suit you and your family Decide whether or not to hire an agent and tips on how to choose a good one Select the best mortgage and understand tax considerations Updated in the 2nd Edition: Examining zero percent down payments, lines of credit and other alternatives to conventional mortgages Using the ’Net: New, useful sites – and what to watch out for Buying condominiums: An expanded chapter full of useful information on what you need to know before you buy Selling your home on your own: Expanded online resources and tips Fixing up your home to sell: Tips from the designers on how to make your home as sellable as possible

Dwell

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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

Prefabricated Systems

Author : Ulrich Knaack
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For a number of years, modular construction – the use of prefabricated elements in architecture – has once again become a subject of lively discussion and debate. Long written off as monotonous, today’s building components are actually highly differentiated and capable of supporting and enhancing the architect’s creativity. Numerous structures work with prefabricated components; for single-family homes the figure is ninety-eight percent, and modular systems are available that meet high aesthetic standards. This book provides an overview of the various different systems and their possible uses, particularly in the areas of housing, office, and industrial buildings. It explains the processes and components of modular construction and the behavior of the various materials when this construction approach is used. The authors offer strategies for planning and designing with prefabricated systems so that the architect can use them productively. Numerous drawings explain the principles of modular construction, while built examples forge a link between those principles and the practical activity of building.