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Self – build projects should have a similar approach to development projects; and all development projects should start with a preliminary Business Plan.
A Self – Build Project Business Plan will include limits and expectations about costs, budget limits, construction costs, and associated development costs.
If you don’t have a Business Plan, please speak to us, we’ll walk you through the development of a Plan, over the telephone or in person.
Make sure you consider costs for the land, for construction, for professional and legal fees, for associated costs and insurance. It is also a good idea to include a Contingency fund, for unknown surprises that may need to be resolved.
In your Business Plan, consider what type of construction methodology you wish to use. Traditional construction methods, or timber frame, or Insulated Concrete Formwork, or Structural Insulated Panels, Passivhaus Standards, or using Porotherm. Other alternatives include straw bale construction, steel frame or concrete beam-and-block floors.
If you are unsure, have a chat with us so we can help you understand the various technologies, and discuss the various merits of each technology to see how they suit your expectations.