How to Build Your Own House

Beginners Guide: How to build your own dream home

Welcome building enthusiast! On this website you will find a host of information dedicated to wood-frame construction and the basic “how-to’s” on wood-frame design and home building. Here, you can read about the ideas surrounding wood-frame building and Healthy Housing principles. With this knowledge you will learn how to properly use wood-frame housing technology to build your house or wood-frame building and dream house.

House Design

How to build a new home?

While learning about the concepts and ideologies surrounding wood-frame building and construction, we will also discuss tools on how to build homes that utilize green designs that incorporate sustainability concepts. Through these pages and tutorials you will find practical methods and tools that explain these concepts, therefore helping you translate them into reality when planning the design of your building.

As you read through this website, you will develop and overall understanding of the steps and processes that go into wood-frame building and house building. We recommend that you quickly read through each of the titles and topics to get an overview of the building process. Thereafter, we suggest that you go through each topic in more depth. However, if you are looking for only a specific topic, you will find that each section is filled with great detail and information that can help answer your questions on how to build a home or other wood-framed building.

Each section explains the practical, environmental and technical aspects of wood-frame building construction. As a builder and designer it is important that you consult your local building departments, suppliers, traders, and city by-laws when designing and building a house before beginning any construction process,. Laws and codes vary from region to region and so it is imperative that during the planning phase (and while using this website as a “how to” guide) that you take all of these elements into consideration.

As a builder you should also reference the codes of standards that discuss housing in your jurisdiction to ensure you are meeting your city’s requirements. All measurements on this website contain imperial and metric units.

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