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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Shube Publishing (Jan. 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979983800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979983801
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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About the Author

Amy Johnston is a Construction Manager and Owner's Representative. She grew up renovating homes with her family and went on to build and renovate several of her own. Johnston has spent the last twenty years managing the design and construction or renovation of residential homes, affordable housing projects, historic downtown restorations and commercial spaces on behalf of owners. As liaison between the parties on so many projects, she enjoys a unique perspective on the dynamics of successful design and construction.


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As the owner of a Design Build Company I receive numerous queries from friends and colleagues about renovating and building. In my role within the company I spend 20% of my time educating people I meet (both prospective leads and paying clients) about the processes of design and construction. I was looking for a resource I could pass along to friends and clients to assist them (and me) as they prepare for the long journey they about to undertake. Having read through this book over the course of a weekend I have to say this is one of the better books available. It's takes a far more holistic approach than any of the others I have perused. As with all "help" books not everything applies and as is stated within - always make sure you understand the requirements of your jurisdiction.

If you are planning to do a renovation over $50,000 or have a house built, you should read this book. An educated consumer is a better consumer!
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Many kudos to Amy Johnston! I now know the "language" and what to expect in my quest to remodel a kitchen. Countless magazines and $ spent could not even touch the amount of solid and very readable information that this book has to offer.
This unassuming paperback is where I should have started months ago. Better yet, it has a sense of humor!
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