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Build Methods

On your self-build journey, there will be various build methods available to you. Ultimately, design preferences, budget and your own skills will decide the build method route you take. 

What build method to choose?

Offsite Manufacturing

Offsite manufacturing versus traditional build

The differences between offsite manufacturing and traditional build can be somewhat confusing. It’s important to know what the key differences are between the two before you make a decision. From cost to quality and design, these are all factors that can have a major impact on your build. Find out more here.

What build construction to choose?

Loft Conversion

Maximising the space of your self-build

Did you know that using your roof to expand your living space can increase the value of your home by £15,000 to £20,000?

Make more space by using your roof

3D House design

Designing your build

When creating your ideal home, we know how important it is for everything to be perfect. Our handy guide will ensure that you take the right steps to ensure your design vision becomes a reality.

How to choose your self-build design 

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Final Planning Permission

Once outline planning permission has been approved, the next step is to make a reserved matters application which deals with all of the outstanding details of the outline application proposal. 

How to obtain final planning permission

Working with an architect

Working well with an architect is so important as they will be with you every step of the way during your self-build journey, helping you bring your vision to life. 

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Designing comfort

Child's bedroom

Acoustic comfort

Nobody wants a noisy home environment so it’s important to think about what your home will be used for during your self-build process. To reduce sound transmission in the home, there are three methods to bear in mind.

Living room with large window

Visual comfort

Natural light can make a huge difference to your home. Your choice of light designs and walls and floors can really enhance the beauty of your home but where do you start? 

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Thermal comfort

During your self-build journey, it’s no doubt that a cosy warm home certainly would have crossed your mind. There are constant innovations in home heating but it’s important to create an optimum temperature using as little energy as possible.

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Efficient home

There are many factors to consider when it comes to building an energy-efficient home. By using energy-efficient design and technology, you can minimise costs. 

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