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NEW ROUTES to self build

Looking for a more straightforward path to identifying a viable, development-ready plot and building your dream home? Find out how the custom build approach can deliver the right site and the right support to help you make a success of your project

Traditionally, if you wanted to create your own house, you first needed to find a good plot of land, commission a bespoke design, work out how to get services to the site, seek planning permission and secure Building Regulations approval. Getting to this stage involves a lot of time, effort and expenditure – and that’s before you’ve even brought in the builders to do the actual construction work

It’s all worth it, of course: get it right and you’ll end up with a high-quality bespoke home that’s perfectly in tune with your lifestyle and represents excellent value for money. But wouldn’t it be great if the process was a little easier to manage? Well, the good news is that in recent years a number of new routes have opened up that are taking some of the complexity out of the process, providing a more hands-off route to finding a viable plot and creating a tailor-made house.

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue 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: - Installing underfloor heating - Flooring cost guide - New routes to self build - What are building surveys?