So, if you are an aspiring self-builder, why should you consider going down the custom build developer route?1st April 2016
So, if you are an aspiring self-builder, why should you consider going down the custom build developer route?
Buying off the peg homes is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole! It doesn’t make sense to sink your hard earned cash into something that doesn’t really suit you and your family’s needs and you have to go out of your way to suit IT!!
Self-build allows you to achieve a home designed specifically for you and your family’s lifestyle. Whether you have an extended family, simply crave more storage space or a larger living area or even generous office space if you work from home, custom building can give you that.
When you’re involved in the design of your self-build home from the outset, you can devote more consideration to ‘future proofing’ your home by including more energy saving technologies which will reduce your overall running costs.
Installing heat recovery ventilation (#MVHR) in your property from the outset will ensure you retain around 90% of the heat you generate within your home and give you the added benefit of around eight complete air changes every day so, why would you need to open your windows to let the fresh air in and the stale air out?? But please, choose your ventilation partner carefully and make sure they don’t restrict your choices – your indoor air quality it crucial to good healthy living and chosen wisely can be beneficial to your pocket too!
Self-building is all well and good but are you ready for all the hassle and stress that comes with it? If not, you better “man-up” because you’re in for a hell of a ride! It’s definitely not for the faint hearted! The great thing about going to a custom build developer means you can cut through all of that horrible planning palaver by starting not from ground zero but from the ground up by means of a fully serviced plot – some custom build developers will help build the shell of your house too, make sure it’s watertight and leave you to customise the inside all on your own. There are a few pretty competent custom build developers out there ready to help you so choose wisely. Custom/self-building can save you around 10 to 15% on the cost of a speculative new build even more if you’re willing to invest in some sweat equity by rolling your sleeves up and doing some of the jobs yourself. So, what are you waiting for??!