What is Self-Build?
Self-build is creating your own home using a design that you have produced with an appointed architect incorporating all your own specific requirements and preferences whilst being tailored to your budget. Self-build allows you to design and build your own ‘Grand Design’.
Building a bespoke home gives complete control of your budget therefore maximising value for money. It gives full control of specification and allows for far more choice.
There is a sense of achievement in knowing that every penny has been spent wisely in producing a home that you are fully satisfied with as opposed to buying a ready made home from a development that may not have the quality you demand.
Also, in effect, you have saved the developers profit for yourself and built it into the quality of your home.
How Do I Go About Self-Build?
There are different ways of self-building your own home, we have listed some below…
- Instructing an architect to assist with the professional drawings for planning and building regulations. Use these to obtain quotations from various trades and manage the construction directly yourself. Experience is helpful here.
- Follow the above process, but also contribute where you can with the construction process whether it be with an individual trade (decorators, plasterers, plumbers, electricians) or the timber frame supplier (you could look at putting some carpentry skills to the test). This method can make savings on your budget.
- Instruct a company that will look after the design and build of your new home. They’ll provide a fixed price for every element of the build and manage it on your behalf. This method still allows for your personal input into the design stage, specification and finishing’s.
To read more on the start of the self-build process, designing your own home; take a read of our blog article on designing your new home.
One of our Self Build Timber Frame House Kits is an excellent starting point as we can customise the design to your own requirements.
How Vision Development Can Help
We are experts in the supply and erection of timber frame houses. We can either manage a complete design and build project for you if you are based in and around Berkshire, or we can answer any questions you have with relation to your self-build, even if not timber frame related. Please contact us by phone on 0118 971 2181, by email or by using our Contact Form to find out what we can do for you. Click on the button below to find articles about self build.
Eye Catching Modern Twist On Existing Bungalow in Wokingham
This self-build client in Wokingham wanted to expand their existing bungalow by adding an additional first floor as well as contemporary designed single storey rear extension. The new extensions completely transformed the existing bungalow really giving the home the Wow Factor!
Beautiful Closed Panel Timber Frame Home in Kent
Mr Mercer in Kent chose Vision Development to supply and install his new closed panel timber frame home as well as all the external windows and doors. Take a read of how we manufactured and installed these panels as well as the Client’s time lapse video of the build in this blog article.
Complete Transformation Of Bungalow in Highclere
Our clients in Highclere wanted to dramatically increase the size of their existing chalet bungalow and with the use of timber frame extensions, the property now benefits from additional rooms and lot’s more space. Have a read of the comments they had on our works here for them in this blog article.
Out With The Old And In With The New In Sonning
Our clients decided to demolish their existing tudor style property and build two modern homes, one for them to live in and the other to sell on. Read more on the services we offered these clients in this blog article.