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Designing your Self-Build with comfort in mind is so important. There are many factors to consider including acoustic comfort, visual comfort, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, when it comes to building an energy-efficient home
Designing for comfort
There's no one answer as to whether you can afford to Self-Build but our tops tips for budget management and handy calculators can help your dream become a reality.
Financing your project
The advice of experienced tradesmen is crucial as they can advise you around choosing and sourcing the best materials. However, if you truly want the house to be a reflection of you it’s important to be as involved as you possibly can in this stage of your self-build as the materials you choose will impact on costs, comfort, performance and the finished look of your home.
Customising your Self-Build
Finding a reliable builder or subcontractor can be difficult but having a good relationship with one is key. Read our tips on where to find one, what questions to ask and how to maintain that crucial positive partnership throughout the build.
Finding the right support
If you’re thinking of adding your own office into your self-build, there are ways to design a comfortable home office conducive to all-year round working.
Bathrooms can be both functional and stylish at the same time so why not splash out and check our quick guide to some innovative and modern products to complete your self-build.
A government scheme could provide much-needed financial support for custom and self-builders.
It’s good news for families dreaming of building their own homes as a review is underway to ensure there is enough land to get their foot on the housing ladder.
If you’re seeking a renewable alternative when it comes to heating your self-build home, a ground source heat pump (GSHP) could be the solution.
We’ve compiled our top five pick of self-build inspiration boards on Pinterest to let your imagination run wild.
If you are new to self-building, or just want to see our thoughts on the steps involved in a self-build and what the process is, then download our guide.
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