23 May Supporting self-build
For us, as a local building firm, it can mean working in two quite distinct ways.Either traditionally, as a main contractor. Effectively solely or co-project managing the build with the client and/or architect, designing a schedule of works and bringing to site all our recommended trades and craftspeople to build to a final design and set of detailed plans.Alternatively, and where the client is taking more control and possibly completing some of the building work themselves, we then design a more flexible and bespoke building solution. Essentially, providing a building ‘kit of parts’ to suit the client. This could mean completing only a few key phases of the build as well as where needed, providing a one-off consultancy style service where we help in the planning stages of the overall project management and admin of the build.
All we know is that we would love to see more people take control of their own housing futures and if we can be just part of that, then all the better.
As a start, for anyone interested, here are some useful links. Over the coming months, we’ll be finding out about some stand-out self-build programmes in our area, writing about success stories together with some cautionary tales for those first-timers considering building their own dream home. A home designed around their family; their environment; their needs and future hopes.
Building for the self.
Now what could possibly be more exciting than that…
Overview of Government self-build support launch
Self-build mortgages, the top 10
http://www.selfbuildland.co.uk/self-build-land-for-sale-devon.aspLocal self-build workshop in Newton Abbot