Interested in modern construction methods and thermal efficiency but not sure where to begin? Check out our Ten Minute Guide to Hidden Self Build Costs.
Our Ten Minute Guide series of e-books cover a wide range of topics which will be of interest to self-builders or potential self-builders, or anyone thinking of building or renovating their own home. This particular guide will tell you all you need to know about the self build costs you may not have considered.
The last thing we would want to do is discourage anyone from dipping their toe into the wonderful world of building your own home, but if you are not careful, the costs can quickly mount up – as seems to be forever the case on Grand Designs or any of the other self-build programmes on TV.
So how can you avoid falling into the same trap? Well, by knowing all about the self build costs that other people ignore or simply don’t know about, for starters! It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of designing your perfect home, and throwing yourself into any task you can on site, while all along forgetting to take care of some of the most important details – such as having adequate insurance, or making sure delivery vehicles can access the site.
Our Ten Minute Guide covers the most vital yet often overlooked elements of a typical self build project – the less glamorous stuff, like health and safety, portaloos, and how not thinking about fire engines can be catastrophic for your plans! We give up-to-date budget figures for the smaller details you may not have considered, so you can include them in your budget and not have to worry about them later. So be prepared – forewarned is forearmed, and all that – and make sure you actually enjoy your self-build project!