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Self Build Advice Groundworks

Self Build Advice: 8 – Building: Groundworks

With plot, plans, permission and finance firmly in place, it’s now time for construction. Building a home can be roughly divided into five stages; groundworks (substructure/foundations), superstructure (timber frame), first fix, second fix and decoration. For those new to construction, most of the terms used will be unfamiliar. It can be helpful to understand the […]

Self Build Finance

Self Build Advice: 7 – Financing

When planning to build your own home it’s important to obtain expert financial advice early in the process so you’re able to understand your loan options and therefore your budget. To calculate what you’ll have to spend you need to look at the money you currently possess and how much you can borrow. A specialist mortgage […]

Guide Build Costs

Self Build Advice: 6 – Costings

The cost of a homebuilding project is a key concern for those considering embarking on such a venture. A few decisions will need to be made prior to calculating an accurate estimate, as the total depends on a number of different factors. Site – the location and conditions of your plot of land will influence […]

Building Regulations

Self Build Advice: 5 – Building Regulations

Once the planning process is complete and a firm approval has been received, it’s time to start the building regulations procedure. This essentially occurs in two phases –  Plans Check: The scheme that has been permitted has to be checked by the appropriate professional with regards to the construction and fabrication of the structure to […]

Self Build Planning

Self Build Advice: 4 – Planning

To build your new home you will need full planning permission from your local council for the scheme you are proposing. The planning process can seem daunting if you haven’t been through it before, so we’ve put together a brief outline of what’s involved to help demystify the system. Planning Submission – You will need […]

Scandia Hus Home

Self-Build Home Diary – 16

The clients are loving their new Scandia home. The property is everything they hoped it would be; stunningly beautiful, comfortably warm, energy-efficient and sympathetic to its surroundings.  To see more pictures of the finished property, take a look at our case study on the project “A Dream Come True – Building in a National Park”.

New Kitchen

Self-Build Home Diary – 15

The owners of this beautiful new Scandia-Hus have moved in and they are starting to feel very much at home now their belongings have been unpacked from storage. The interiors have been completed to an incredibly high standard, reflecting the quality of the build. The immaculate finish is immediately clear on entering the space. Rooms […]