Self-building your home: why do it?
Each year, an average of 13,000 people in the UK elect to build their own house and take on the challenge of creating the perfect home. But what are the benefits of taking this approach instead of choosing a ready-built, ready to move into house?
Control over the look
Building your own home gives you the ultimate power to create a home that is fully suited to your lifestyle. You have control over who designs and builds the house, what is made from, and most importantly, where it is located. You can control even the minor details – anything from how energy efficient the property is, to the direction the property is facing.
Building your own home is one of the only areas in which buying bespoke is more economical than purchasing a ready-made version, as you are not keeping to a profit margin. You’ll also likely pay a smaller amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax, and amass savings on VAT.
You can decide how much or how little you get involved with the build – and make the decision of who does your work for you. Many self-builders decide to become project manager and then take on contractors to complete the work. Things like obtaining planning permission and satisfying building regulations will come under the project manager’s remit.
If self-building sounds like the right option for you, give WW Brown & Sons a call on 01858 465353 today. We can act as main contractor, whilst conducting building, plumbing and joinery work.