Special trade contractor and building departments
Welcome to the special trade contractor page where you will find information on each phase of the housebuilding process.
Not all of us are natural engineers…
So we all need a little help with our projects.
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By doing all the construction systems, you can save up to two-thirds on the cost of the home. That makes all the effort a worthwhile project.
For the rest of your life, you’ll receive benefits in the form of lower monthly payments and extra equity for using in emergencies or investments or whatever you want.
Any contractor will charge right around $200 per hour. That’s what your own sweat equity is worth.
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