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How To Build Your Own Home

Nov 14, 2007
If you have decided to self build your own home it can be a daunting process knowing where to begin. It is unlikely you will have ever done this before so it is advisable to either speak to a professional or someone who has done it before to get some advice.

The first step is to find the plot of land you wish to self build your home on. This is because there is no point doing all the design work if you can't find somewhere suitable or get planning permission. Be aware that this may take time as its common for developers to out - bid self builders and you also want to ensure that you are happy with the land you acquire.

Although it will work out more expensive an option available to those looking to self build there home is buy land that has an old house on it and knock it down. This is likely to be easier to find and the extra cost may be worth the time you will save looking for a vacant plot of land.

For first time builders you may not even know where to look for land. There are land databases on the Internet that you can access or for a fee you can access a record which has thousands of plots and renovation projects in it.

The next step is to get planning permission for your self build home because without this you will not be able to borrow money. Once this has been done you can start to think about the design of your home. You may decide to keep it simple and similar to other homes in the area or you may want to make it completely unique to your tastes. However, do think about what is more likely to sell should you put it on the market later on down the line.

When it comes to the actual building of your self build home think about whether you want to do most of the labour work yourself or not. Doing it yourself will save lots of money but if you have no experience whatsoever then either get a friend who has or get professionals in.

People who choose to self build their own home find that it offers many benefits. Not only can it be cheaper but you will have a house that is unique to you and you can feel extremely proud of it.
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