2017 Blog

10 Steps to Building Your Own House

1st December 2017

    Planning your build from start to finish will save you time and money in the long run. We've helped many customers who have learned the hard way that understanding your limits as well as your opportunities is crucial to getting it right first time. 1. Decide who you need to help your build project. This depends on how much experience you …

How to choose a plot for your self build house

20th November 2017

    If you're planning to build your own house, finding the perfect plot can seem a little daunting. But help is at hand to get you started in your search and to dispel some of the myths concerning planning permission. 1. Identify your search area. It's tempting to look for plots over a wide area but you will save time, energy and …

Planning considerations when choosing a plot for your self build house

7th November 2017

    Obtaining local authority planning approval can be a minefield but by following a few rules you can remove a lot of the uncertainty and stress. The most important rule is to avoid purchasing land for development for which you're unlikely to secure planning approval. This takes away the risk that you'll be legally unable to build on your plot. Your …