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B4UBUILD.COM is the first place to look for residential construction and custom home building information. Homeowners and builders will find answers to questions about building a new house or addition, designing a custom home, as well as, best practices and resources to help with planning your next home improvement, renovation, or remodeling project.

Building a new home or improving an existing structure can be very rewarding, provided you learn about the construction process so you know what to expect before you build.

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Building Play Areas 4 Kids

When building a playhouse, a tree house, a fort, or assembling and installing a pre-cut backyard swing set for your kids, be sure to consider playground safety...

Australian Pole House

See how a school teacher built her dream home in Australia with mud bricks made on site, bush poles & help from friends...

Planning a Project with Home Design Software - When designing your new house, addition, barn, garage, workshop, remodeling your kitchen, designing a deck, or simply selecting paint colors for a room makeover, it's nice to see a CAD drawing or 3D computer model before you build...

Doll House Kits, Building Block Sets and Kids Tools Sets provide children of all ages with creative opportunities to be actively involved with your construction project while learning math and science used to design / build even the simplest of structures.


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Homeowner, homebuilder, real estate agent, sub-contractor, or material supplier, B4UBUILD.COM is the first place to look for residential construction and custom homebuilding information before you build a new house or remodel an existing home. Builders and real estate agents can recommend our site to their clients to prepare them for the homebuilding experience. Homeowners and owner/builders will find house plans, sample construction agreements, schedules, budgets and contract documentation. Whether you are building your first house, looking to move-up to a larger custom home, or you are planning to build the luxury estate about which you have always dreamed, you should be able to find information on our Web site that will help you better understand the home building process.

B4UBUILD.COM is a unique real estate resource providing free information to owners and builders alike. Our photo album contains pictures of small owner built houses, large luxury custom homes, various stages of the home building process, and special construction details. Visit the B4UBUILD.COM bookstore to read our comprehensive book reviews, buy recommended books, gather reading lists on various home building, residential construction, landscaping and gardening topics, or search for the work of your favorite author. The plan center features a database of over 7,000 home plans and blueprints, which can be ordered online. Other areas of our site allow visitors to voice their pet peeves, tell us their true homebuilding stories, or search Usenet newsgroups to see what other people are saying about the process of building a new house. You will also find surveys about residential construction, a sample construction schedule, information about square foot prices, descriptions of the home building process, construction contracts, agreements, budgets, related associations and trade groups. Our construction directory contains links to over a thousand real estate related Web sites, including site reviews of material suppliers, custom builders, house plans and blueprints, home and garden magazines, CAD software, home design programs, tools, equipment, manufacturers, & other on-line home building resources.

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