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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

ASelfBuild was formed to offer a unique reference point on how to plan and manage your self build project.

Many people dream of building their own home, usually it is the size of a mansion built to their own specifications and set in acres of ground. Once reality hits home the dream is more realistic and within a family's budget. This site shows how anyone can build their own home, how to find a suitable plot, how to finance it and, if they do not possess the necessary skills, how they can either learn about the building trade or find a good reliable subcontractor.

Finance can be a problem during the build, perhaps the cost is higher than budgeted or interest rates on the self build mortgage change. You may have thought you could juggle a full time job; family life and a house build at the same time and then find you are not coping. Here you will find hints and tips on how to overcome everyday problems and look at a self build project in a sensible fashion.

There are many pitfalls between purchasing a plot of land and moving in day. Sometimes family and work commitments become a problem other times it could be that the self builder does not possess suitable man management skills. Add to this the problems met during the build and anything can become a disaster rather than a minor irritation.

This site written by someone who self-built their own home goes a long way to point out problems small and large before they become a major set-back. Building your dream home should be an enjoyable experience and not something you look back on with dread.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

ASelfBuild was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding ASelfBuild and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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