The popularity of self build is back on the increase. At the moment around 20,000 families build their own homes each year. Home buyers want quality as well as high functionality from their new homes and self build is the best way to ensure this. Customers can design homes to suit their own tastes and requirements, which provides the opportunity for more interesting designs and higher-end specification than otherwise available.
Why choose a timber frame?Linsey M2018-07-31T13:39:01+01:00
Absolutely. Timber Frame homes have been around for centuries and last as long as, if not longer, than any other type of new home. They also have to adhere to building regulations as with any other form of construction.
Will my Timber Frame home be as strong as a brick house?Linsey M2018-06-12T13:15:50+01:00
Carry out research. Invest time and energy in finding out what is involved; decide what you want and what you can afford; and plan meticulously. Follow the Deeside Timberframe 8 Step Plan and you won’t go wrong.
Will I have to do DIY/build the house myself?Linsey M2018-06-12T13:16:36+01:00
Play it safe – Always build a contingency fund into your budget – about 10 per cent of construction costs is a sensible safety net.
Monitor – keep close eye on costs to ensure you stay within budget.
Be flexible – The unexpected may happen in a self build. Stay calm and roll with it.
Get Value – Always shop around for the best quality at the best price that will suit what you need – e.g. get multiple quotes from builders, compare quality of work and prices of a few architects.
Planning process – Do your research. Have an idea of what to expect. Find out what the local planning board have said yes and no to in the area you wish to build in recent years.
Get the right people – It’s no use an architect being brilliant if you cannot get on with them or communicate with them. Get a feel for the people you are contemplating to take on pivotal roles in your build before you hire them. Never hire someone without checking out their references and inspecting their previous work.
Interested? Contact us today on 01569 767 123 to discuss your new home.