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A Self Build With a Thatched Roof
A Self Build With a Thatched Roof
A home with a thatch roof immediately makes one think of country cottages, roses round the door and chocolate box images of the perfect home in the country. It may be…...
A Semi Detached Self Build
A Semi Detached Self Build
When considering self building your home why not think about building two houses? There may not be room on site for two detached homes but by building two semi…...
Building a Timber Framed Home
Building a Timber Framed Home
Timber framed homes are becoming more popular both for the speed of erection and the reliability of the companies that design and manufacture them....
Building Your Home: The Planning Department
Building Your Home: The Planning Department
The planning department of your local council will be very much part of your self-build. Without their seal of approval you cannot dig a footing or lay one brick. This…...
Designing Your Home: What to Do Before Hiring an Architect
Designing Your Home: What to Do Before Hiring an Architect
Planning exactly what the family requires from their first self build home can save time and money when first meeting an architect. Here's what to consider in your…...
Financing Your Self Build
Financing Your Self Build
Apart from the knowledge to self- build your home finance is the most important aspect of the build. Without sufficient money the whole project will become fraught…...
Insuring a Self Build Project
Insuring a Self Build Project
With insurance in place and tailored to your requirements you can carry out your build in the confidence that if anything unfortunate should occur you will be safely…...
Keeping Records and VAT on Your Self Build
Keeping Records and VAT on Your Self Build
By keeping records of all transactions and occurrences from day one your cash flow and finances should be under control....
Self Building an Unusual Home
Self Building an Unusual Home
Dreaming of self building your home could be a very different prospect to actually building it. Perhaps your plans include a strange shaped house or a replica of an…...
The Architect's Role in a Self Build Project
The Architect's Role in a Self Build Project
Using an architect is entirely up to the individual builder and the way in which he wants to control the build....
The Solicitor's Role in a Self Build Project
The Solicitor's Role in a Self Build Project
Oversee all the work done by your solicitor as mistakes can happen. Use a solicitor who has knowledge of the self-build system....
VAT: What You Can Claim Back When a Self Build is Complete
VAT: What You Can Claim Back When a Self Build is Complete
A self-builder is able to claim back the VAT on building costs at the end of the build. Here is an overview of the types of materials you can claim for and how to claim....
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