Building a house of your own is something that many people aspire to do. Having the freedom and of course the budget to design and build a home that is unique to you and perfectly suited to your needs is of course something that is appealing.
In order to do this the right way, it is important that you spend some time planning and preparing. It is easy to underestimate a self build project and many people can end up feeling that they have bitten off more than they can chew, putting pressure on other areas of their life including work and relationships.
Some of the things that you should be exploring before you begin a big project like this include the funding – self build mortgages are a common way of doing this, but they are a little different and more complicated than a normal mortgage so take some time to look into them.
You also need to obtain a plot of land that you can get planning permission to build on, or you can buy plots that already have planning permission granted which could be a safer option.
Then there is of course the design and the construction of the building. Even if you want to do as much of the work yourself as you can, you will need an architect to create the plans and it is worth researching builders and materials like this timber frame construction company for example.