Self Build is term often used to describe a persons building method. It basically means that the owner of the property or plot decides to take on the build themselves. There are many different advantages of doing a self build but like anything it has a process. It has often been the case that a person takes on a self build but ends up hiring a contractor to finish the project. There are a number of simple reasons for this.
It’s most important to know what you are looking for when doing a self build and this starts with your architect. Probably the most important person you will meet during your building life-cycle. The architect will bring your vision to life and the fact it’s your vision is even more motivation to take on a Self Build.
If taking on a Self Build your home has to be your castle and that the opportunity and satisfaction of completing your project yourself would be very rewarding. Not only is there a massive financial gain, there is also a quality aspect also. If you have all the information at hand there will be nothing stopping you from demanding perfection for your project. People build individual homes for all sorts of reasons, but mainly because they want to create something tailored to their family’s unique requirements; or something architecturally appealing in all manner of styles; or because they want to live in a home that they might not be able to afford on the open market.
So what do you need to complete a self build? The best advise I could give is that you have time and patience. The most important thing is that it is right for you and that you don’t end up regretting it. If you have a good work-life balance and willing to educate yourself as you go then it is definitely a goal that can be achieved