So you have made the monumental decision to step onto the self-build homes ladder, how do you proceed?
Self build is the practice of designing and constructing your own home.
Self build home ideas
If you have an idea in your mind about how you want your new home to look, an architect will be able to provide you with an initial sketch proposal. In order for your builder to be able to price your job, you will need to provide more detailed drawings and as much information as possible about your requirements.
Think about how you want to use your new home. Would you prefer traditional brick and block construction or timber framed? Do you want to include eco friendly materials? How many reception rooms do you need, do the bedrooms need to be large? Should the property be a house or a bungalow?
Which is the local Planning Authority most likely to approve on the site you have chosen? Do you want to be solely responsible for the design of your property, are you going to employ a builder or subcontractors or do you intend to do the bulk of the work yourself?