Advantages of a Timber Frame Self-Build

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You have finally found the perfect plot to build on, have set a proper budget for your project, and are now ready to select a building material. Believe it or not, many UK homeowners in your shoes are turning away from brick and steel in favour of a different material…timber! That’s right, there has been… Read more »

Five reasons to hire an architect for your self-build

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Self-build inspiration

So you have finally settled on that perfect plot of land and have started brainstorming a vision for your ideal self-build. Wait a minute! Although the temptation to do as much on your own as possible is admirable, we have often found that it is risky business that can be devastating in the long run. Instead,… Read more »

How much does a self-build house cost?

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Self Build Architects from Design for Me. From Left to Right - Jake,Mark,Lucy,James,Liam,Felix

(Self Build Architects from Design for Me. From Left to Right – Jake, Mark, Lucy, James, Liam, Felix) Ever dreamed about having a house designed just for you? How good would it be to have control over the shape of every room, materials, fittings and fixtures! You ‘bespoke’ means ‘expensive’ but it might be more affordable than you think… especially when you consider there… Read more »

Loans for Self-Build | A simple summary

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Self Build Architects from Design for Me. From Left to Right - Jake,Mark,Lucy,James,Liam,Felix

Financing your self-build If you’re thinking of starting a self-build project, aside from the dreams of your ideal home, one of your first (practical) thoughts will likely be ‘how much will it cost?’ and ‘how can I find the money?’ There is a huge amount of very detailed information out there regarding loans for self-build, and getting an understanding of… Read more »

5 Reasons to start your self-build project in 2016

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Self-build by Lucy, Architect on Design for Me

Did you know that 80% of new homes in Austria are self built? In France its 60%. We are rather lagging behind at a measly 10%! Yet, 1 in 2 people would consider building their own home if they felt they could, according to a 2011 BSA survey! Last year, the government announced an initiative to encourage… Read more »

Planning on building your own home?

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Building your own home

I’m assuming you’ve already thought long and hard about this decision: figured out how to fund it. Tick. Got full support from your spouse/family. Tick. Watched loads of Grand Designs. Tick. So..you’re extremely excited and raring to go, and you should be. One of the first things you’ll consider is finding a plot of land…. Read more »