Hey guys, so it's coming time for me to start building on a property I have. This coming summer will be the tear down and I'm expecting to not get around to actual construction until the year later. What I'm wondering is if anyone has any good books on framing, plumbing, basic electrical, etc - including codes, or separate code books would work. We're in Canada for the record. I've been tossing up a few things, such as modular homes, mobile homes and building myself. We settled on building mostly ourselves over the course of a few years. Something about being able to live debt free by 30 appeals to us. Now as far as things go I'll be tackling the framing, walls and plumbing myself, the rest I'll probably contract out (electrical, foundation, septic). It helps that there's currently a house there now so most everything is there in regards to plumbing and electrical, but the septic has to be re done and the house has to be tore down. The first structure we're planning on building will be a smaller shack that we'll use as an in law suite later on. Just something for us to live in for the time being and get our feet wet with this sort of thing. But with all that rambling said, if anyone could recommend some good books or point me in the right direction on this that'd be appreciated! And as a side note, we're not trying to build anything extravagant - just a small 2 bedroom 1 bathroom bungalow.