The prospect of self building may be daunting to many, but it needn’t be. The process could take a considerable amount of time and might be considered too difficult to attempt but help is at hand. Custom build projects are more straightforward but this doesn’t deter everyone from self building. In fact in excess of 8000 self build homes are completed each year. The housing ministers strategies look to increase the number of self builders by making the process accessible, affordable and easier in the whole.
A high quality self build can be created with the right planning that can be an enjoyable experience whilst giving you the finished project you can be proud of. There is much help available so it is worth doing a little research to see if self building is right for you.
Utilising others experiences is always a good idea, it will help you keep an eye for difficulties others have come across that you may not have thought of before. They can also give you valuable contacts that are tried and tested cutting down much of the legwork in searching for the appropriate and reliable services. Contacting an architect, architectural technologist or architectural designer who offers a full service from start to finish will give you the professional help and advice you need.
If you have the means and ability to create a self build this is an exciting prospect. The average new home purchase is normally expensive for a poor performing home with limited accommodation. The opportunity with self build is we are able to create energy efficient properties making good use of green technologies which is beneficial to the environment as well as practical purpose built homes which you accommodate families perfectly.
The department for local communities and local government are actively encouraging self builders by looking to allocate land and providing support. There is also plans to ensure finance and insurance is easier to secure and affordable for the self building community.
Although self building may not be something you have considered why not seek expert advice from Dylan Morton Design and Architecture. We provide a bespoke service and our free initial consultation can assist you in all areas of self building or renovating. For more information and advice please give us a call.