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HOUSE DESIGN masterclass

Starting the design process is an exciting part of any project, but it’s best not to rush it. The most successful home building schemes are those in which every idea – no matter how big or small – has been fully explored, explains architect Julian Owen

Initial concept design

Part 3

A lot of architects will make a 3D model of a scheme prior to confirming a design. You can also have a go at creating one yourself by using a Lego model house building kit

Once you’ve found a building plot and appointed an architect, it’s time to start designing your house. This is when the real fun starts. After all the hard work to get to this point – not to mention the money spent on the land – you’ll probably be keen to get cracking and submit a planning application. However, it’s worth spending a little time on this stage and relishing the chance to experiment with ideas.

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The latest issue of Build It, Britian's first magazine for self builders and renovators, is packed full of practical advice, inspiring readers' homes and expert guidance on everything from planning and design through to budgets and specificying materials. In the June 2019 edition: - Build It's Self Build Education House: We're building next door to Grand Designs The Street! - Complete guide to planning success - Cost-saving secrets for home renovations - Extension cost guide - Roofs: Repair or replace - Building an oak home ... and much more!