Do It Yourself Building?

 

Doing Your Own Labor
 

You’re building a house yourself to save money.  Some do-it-yourselfers try to save even more by doing some of their own labor.

I don’t advise for or against it.  It’s all about what you know you can handle and how much time you have to do it.

 

First, you must check with your local Building Inspector’s office and find out what aspects of the building process require their own contractor’s license.

You can count on this being true for things like electrical, plumbing, and heat & air. 

I wouldn’t plan on doing any labor yourself for a task that requires its own contractor’s license.

Other than that, anything your Building Inspector’s office allows you to do is fair game, if you’re adventurous enough.


Flooring can be a good do-it-yourself jobConsidering doing some of your own labor is not a time to get cocky.

 

If you start something and can’t finish it, you may end up paying more money and taking more time than if you had hired a professional to begin with.

 

Be confident before you begin that you’ll be able to finish the job.

 

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