The term self-build has become extremely popular over the past number of years and is basically self explanatory. It is simply choosing to build a property by yourself and in doing so; you can build the property to the specifications that you desire. Many people don’t realise that they don’t have to be a builder to self-build. In fact what you will most likely be doing is overseeing the entire project or project managing as it’s called. You can of course be hands on with the building if you prefer.

The design of your self-build should be finalised by a qualified architect or professional designer but you will have the overall say in what you want the designer to do. You will then be given completed blueprints which your builders will follow. You can hand the entire project over to a building contractor or you can undertake to save some money by doing as much of the work as you can. This is great for those who enjoy DIY.

The control that you have over a self-build has some great advantages and these include being able to use the latest technology in your design. You can choose to install underfloor heating, wiring for entertainment, your choice of lighting and so much more.

By Haadi