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Why Build Your Own Home?

Nov 8, 2007
Many people are finding that the ever increasing price of buying a home is making it impossible to get on the property ladder. However, there are options available which most people wouldn't even normally think of. One of these is to self build your own house.

Choosing to self build your own home can work out a lot cheaper than buying somewhere if you can invest your own personal time in the development. Doing your own labour cuts out one of the most expensive parts of building which is to employ someone to do the work for you. One of the major advantages of this is that if and when you go on to selling your self build home you are likely to make an even bigger profit than you would if you had used a company to do the building work for you.

Another advantage of self build homes is that you can guarantee that you are going to get good quality products and labour. If you're building your own home then you can ensure that your needs, requirements and standards are going to be met as you will be doing the work yourself. If you employ builders to do the work for you they are going to be limited in the time they can give you which means they are going to do the job faster and as a result the quality won't be as good. However, you personally can devote as much or as little time to the project as you want depending on how you want the job done.

When you self build your own home you are likely to get a higher selling price for it if you decide to put it on the market. This is because not only will the quality be better, but it will be unique and have a style and appeal of its own. This is far more likely to appeal to someone looking for a house as they will know that so much care and attention to detail went into the construction work.

It is no surprise that so many people are now choosing to self build their own home. Not only do you save on costs but where else would you find a house that meets every single piece of your criteria? As well as this it is a very satisfying process to build your own home to see it go from a design on a piece of paper to something you can actually live in.
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At Potton self build we are market leaders in self build housing and offer a complete and comprehensive support service. Our reputation is peerless and our expertise, built up over many years helps thousands of self builders fulfil their dreams.
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