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10 things to know before you build

Feel confident and well-prepared ahead of starting your self build project by taking note of Mike Hardwick’s top tips
Situated in Herefordshire, this charming oak frame cottage was designed by Border Oak ( Brick gable ends and saffroncoloured lime infill panels help establish a traditional look that complements the rural setting

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge into the world of self building, I’m sure it’s something that you’ve put a lot of thought into. It’s not an endeavour to undertake lightly and the very fact you’re reading this piece shows that you are doing your research with the aim of making the journey as smooth as possible. I can think of a lot more than 10 points that should be considered before you start building your home, but I’ve put together a list of what I believe to be the most important things you need to know before you start parting with cash.

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The July edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A modern eco home built for just £77,000 (page 44) • Top flooring options (page 65) • Solar PV & battery storage (page 68) • Sliding doors vs bifolds (page 73) • 10 top tips for self builders (page 101) • Design ideas for awkward plots (page 110) … and more!