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A beginner’s guide to self build

Have you ever thought about building your own home ? If so you may be surprised to know that you are by no way in the minority. A recent Ipsos MORI Poll shows that 7 million people are thinking about building and more than 1 million people want to buy a site and start building in the next 12 months!

Why self build? Besides the chance to get a truly unique custom design, self build gives you the chance to add accessibility features and the latest technology, such as underfl heating, central vacuum and automated home technology, incorporated for a fraction of the cost you might think. You can design your self build to be green, which adds up to energy savings for you in the long run. Bespoke homes are also more profitable- you can often save up to 20-40% on the market value and get more for it when you decide to sell.

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