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The Self Build Guide Part 1: Finding Land via Online Searches

Whenever you start looking at self-build as an option to create your ideal home, there are a number of steps you’ll need to take in the process. Self-building is an ambitious undertaking. However, it has some great positives and is a very rewarding way to construct a home you’ll love. Advantages include finding land exactly where you’d like to site your property, the size and layout (as long as it complies with Building Regs and planning) and, to a certain extent, setting your own timescales on how long you’d like the project to take.

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How not to break the bank. Top tips on budgeting.

Many different concerns need to be considered when you begin to look at self-build projects. Setting your budget early on and sticking to it is easier said than done. If you have a self-build project in mind, we can help you manage the turnkey project, from land acquisition and planning permission, through to design and…

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What makes the perfect plot for self-build?

If you have ambitions to develop land by building a property on it, when it comes to finding the perfect plot, it’s important that you bear some simple rules in mind. Sometimes the plot can already have development approval and planning permission in place. While others will simply be a plot of land, a blank slate…

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VAT Exemptions for Self-Building vs. Converting

In our last blog post about financing a self-build project (click here to read if you missed it!), we touched upon exemptions from paying tax. Today, we’d like to go into that in a bit more detail! Keep reading to get clued up on VAT exemptions when self-building, compared with converting an existing building. Claiming…

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How to Finance a Self-Build Project: Different Methods Available

As with any project you’ll take on in your life, a self-build property can be funded in a few different ways. However, it’s important that you do the research and weigh up the pros and cons of different methods before settling with one. Deciding to undertake a self-build project is a huge commitment, although it…

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Planning Your Self-Build in the New Year

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you’ve had a good start to 2019 and are back into the swing of things feeling refreshed and revitalised. We certainly are. And there couldn’t be a better time to start thinking about making some changes in your life. Many people take up the gym, a better diet, a…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Self-Build Company

If you’re in the process of looking for a new home but are struggling, we understand just how frustrating it can be. Nothing ever seems quite right, does it? No matter how hard you look, you just can’t find that ‘perfect’ house. Probably because it doesn’t exist… yet. Well, there’s a reason that programmes like…

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Your Guide to Finding & Buying a Perfect Self-Build Plot

The idea of custom building your own home is a wonderfully exciting prospect. But with so much to consider, it can also be a daunting challenge. The first step – and arguably the most important decision you will make on your self-build journey – is finding and buying the plot on which you will build…

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Brick & Block or Timber Frame?

Which one is right for your self-build? So, you’ve set your sights on constructing your self-build dream. But one of the first questions you’ll need to consider regarding the construction is brick & block or timber frame – which one is right for your build? There are a host of factors to consider in answering…

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