How Not to Build an Addition!

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Okay, so you want to build an addition. You can find all kinds of texts that tell you what you should be doing. But no one wants to tell you what NOT to do because no one wants to reveal all the mistakes they have made.

W.J. Rayment is not afraid to relate his experiences and misadventures. In fact, this website is based on his book by the same name. There are 23 fun chapters covering everything you ever wanted to know about building an addition, from getting a loan to applying for permits, to framing right down to putting up the siding and doing the finished carpentry.

This site is easy to navigate. At the right, there is a dropdown menu covering all the chapters. Within each chapter are sub-headings to help you get to the information you want. If you would simply like to read through the book, just hit the "next page" link at the bottom of each page.

Here is a table of contents:
Introduction - What this book is all about.
Decision Making
Design
Permits
Buying Materials
Demolition
Digging
Masonry
Framing
Electricity
Plumbing
Inspections
Roofing
Sheathing / Siding
Soffits
Insurance
Insulation
Fat Fireman Rule
Drywall
Finish Carpentry
Tile
Painting
Carpet
Done

If you have any questions or commentary please contact us...well, actually me by using the contact link at the bottom of any page.

Cordially,

W.J. Rayment

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About the Author:
W.J. Rayment built an addition on his house, and in the course of the project learned from his many mistakes. This on-line compendium is his effort to help you learn from his experience. The advice and stories are often humorous, sometimes silly, but always informative. for yourself or as a gift for family or friends.

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