Where Do We Start?

The Self-Build Process – Where to Start

At this moment in time, you are on the threshold of realising a dream. Your project is a broad, clean canvas on which to create your perfect home. This is an exciting time, but we appreciate that it can also be a daunting one, and this is why we are on hand to help you throughout the entire process.

Once you have decided that you would like to build your own Scandia-Hus home, we will allocate a team to work with you headed by your own personal Project Manager. They will be responsible for discussing your specific requirements; site opportunities and constraints, possible planning or aesthetic restrictions, cost implications, build options, builders’ tenders, finance, insurance, and much more. In brief, they will be guiding you through the whole project from start to finish.

But before you get that far you will no doubt want to get a clearer idea of what is involved. In simple terms, the stages to any self-build project are:

  • Start Designing = Look at your accommodation needs, the plot, budget, timescales, layout ideas and desired style. Be inspired by other projects on Pinterest 
  • Sort out your Pennies = Obtain costings for your building set and construction work, seek advice if needs be on how to finance your project
  • Plan your Project = Site access and storage need to be considered, tenders for work may be required, compile a cash-flow programme
  • Decide how to undertake your build =  Will you be on site building yourself? Or just project managing? Don’t have time for either but still want a say on every decision? You may want to consider hiring a project manager or contractor. 

This may all seem a little overwhelming at first, but don’t be put off. For further information, please click here for our Fact Sheet No.7 entitled ‘Five-Point Plan’. This will give you a clearer idea of where to start.

Once you have read and digested this information, we would suggest you telephone to make an appointment to visit us to discuss your requirements and visit our show homes – 01342 838060.

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