What to consider when building your own property
There has been a lot of changes in the housing market in recent years. Lock-down saw the demand of property soar and with it, the surge in supply and bounce back of the construction industry. As we move into 2022, the industry is “forecast to continue to grow substantially, driven by increased demand in the private sector and Government investment into affordable housing.” Of course, this all impacts on material cost and availability. Here’s what you need to consider:
Finding affordable land for sale
There are many sources available in today’s market for finding affordable plots for sale. Most property sites such as Rightmove also feature thousands of plots for sale while platforms such as Plotsearch and Plotfinder cater specifically to those looking for plots of land for custom builds.
This is a crucial element of building any home. It’s imperative that you select your architect with care as they’ll play a huge role in the process. From floorplans and drawings to cist estimations and builder support. Not sure where to start your search? The HomeOwners Alliance has a ‘find an architect’ service that helps you to see professionals working in your area.
Understanding government regulations
This is also another vital element when it comes to custom builds. You’ll need to be aware of safety measures, processes and codes of conduct before getting started or it could lead to some hefty penalties.
Getting the correct material
The quality of material you use to build a house will ultimately determine whether it is well-constructed, sturdy, energy efficient and long-lasting. In this video, our co-founder Jay Munoz discusses some key material to use to build a house that is affordable, ecological and energy efficient.