Friday, November 7, 2008

Build Your Own Flat-Pack House

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Build Your Own Flat-Pack House
Related Article: How House Construction Works
Watch this Reuters video demonstrating how a flat-pack house was moved from Congo and rebuilt in London. Flat pack houses begin as flat sheets of wood and metal, and they don't take a special degree in rocket science to build.

How House Construction Works
by Marshall Brain

Brain, Marshall. "How House Construction Works." 01 April 2000. 06 November 2008.
Inside this Article

1. Introduction to How House Construction Works
2. Setting the Stage
3. Steps to Building a House

4. Site Preparation
5. Foundation
6. Basement
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7. Crawl Space
8. Floor
9. Walls
10. Roof
11. Porch
12. Windows and Doors
13. Roofing
14. Siding
15. Plumbing
16. Rough Plumbing
17. Rough Electrical
18. Insulation
19. Drywall
20. Garage Slab
21. Finishing Up
22. Lots More Information
23. See all General Repairs articles

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Go Green: Home Energy Plan
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In the United States, there are more than 100 million housing units, and the majority of them are "single family dwellings," or houses. In cities, in the suburbs and in rural communities, houses are a very common sight.

Have you ever wondered how a house is built? What holds up the ceilings and the walls? What keeps the rain out? What parts go into making a house? How many different people are involved when a house goes up? If you would like to know the answers to questions like these, or if you have simply been curious to know all the steps that go into making a new home, then read on. In this article, you'll learn exactly how houses are built.

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