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Project management guide: Building routes

In the second part of this series, Mike Hardwick looks at the different ways of self building and what might be right for you
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Building a home for yourself comes with a huge range of options, and this rings true for the route you take to construct it. Understanding which one will work best for you will be vital for deciding who should take on the role of project manager.

When the government got involved with promoting self build, they were confused by the fact that most people didn’t actually take on all that much themselves, with many preferring to hire skilled professionals to do the work. This led to the introduction of the term custom building and with it, a wide spectrum of options, ranging from those intrepid souls who do all the work they possibly can, through to those that would rather transfer the risks to others. The right place for you will invariably be a balance between your own budget constraints, your available time and your attitude to the risks involved. Here I’ve summarised the various ways to build your home.

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Read this issue of Build It, which is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Design Ideas for Tight Budgets - Eco-Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid - Value-for-Money Kitchen Ideas - How to Project Manage your Self Build ...And much more!