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.