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Need to know

What’s your reason for self building?

What is the main motivation for self building? Is it the chance to get that perfect family home? Could it be a stepping stone to making money as a small-time developer? Or is it a way to obtain a cheap property when everything else is unaffordable?

I come across all of these reasons for creating your own house, but if I’m honest, it’s the first of these that floats my boat. Despite my position as a self build consultant, I’ve only ever created one dwelling for myself and the family – all the rest of the projects I’ve been involved with have been for others. I do get asked why I haven’t done it again, and there’s a simple answer: I don’t need to.

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The June edition of Build It magazine is packed full of inspiration and advice for your self build, renovation or extension project - including: • An amazing oak frame self build (page 20) • Total makeover of a 1960s house (page 39) • How to self build on a budget (page 64) • Can solar hot water panels save you money? (page 71) • Design details: exposed beams (page 74) • Guide to designing the perfect barn conversion (page 90) • Assessing a building plot's potential (page 100) … and more!