Custom & Self Build Week

National Custom & Self Build Week 2018. What Options Do You Have?

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National Custom & Self Build Week. What Options Do You Have? As a member of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association), ACA’s mission is to help as many peole realise their dreams, and build their very own 'Grand Design'. We are excited to announce that the National Custom and Self Build Week is taking place from 7th to the 13th ...
Site Insurance

Site Insurance, Structural Warranty & Legal Expenses

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Site Insurance, Structural Warranty & Legal Expenses When getting your Self Build project underway, it's not quite as simple as hiring your team and turning up on site. It's really important that you have all the necessary insurances in place for your site and designs, in order to protect yourself, your team, and your new home from any difficulties. So, ...
Party Wall and Boundary Surveys

Boundary Survey, Party Wall Act & Valuation

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What do I need to be aware of before and after a Self Build Project? This week, our guest blog comes from Right Surveyors - a nationwide network of Chartered Surveyors. Well done! You’ve embarked on your next property adventure, and you’re looking to create something new to put your own stamp on. But what are the problems that lie ...
Finance a Self Build

Self Build Finance – Q&A With Mary Riley

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Ask the Expert: 'Self Build Finance', with Mary Riley It's easy to rush ahead of yourself when thinking about building your own home; distractions are all too common when people get excited, after all. Whilst thinking about what construction style you might like, or the bespoke glazing you'll need to capture an amazing view, you've also got to get down to ...
NaCSBA Right to Build

Self Build Week: Promoting Right to Build

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Right to Build - Highlighting During Self Build Week Saturday 30th April - Sunday 8th May is National Self and Custom Build Week! We'd like to help raise awareness of what support is available to anyone who is considering moving house, or looking into building their own home. It can be done, and help is at hand! Following the announcement ...
Homebuilding Show

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show: It Pays to Prepare!

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Methods, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Finance, Interior Design, Magazine Feature, Plot, Self Build 1 Comment

Make the most of the Homebuilding & Renovating Show For the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2017 preview and top tips read our article here. Across the UK, more and more people are becoming intrigued by the possibility of building their own home. The Self Build industry is growing, and to cater for this increase in interest, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine ...
Structural Engineer

Summing Up: What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

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An interview with Darryl Bailie - Structural Engineer, Future Space Structural Consultants Ltd Throughout a Self Build project, Structural Engineers are usually called upon at the detailed design stage, and are required for Building Warrant approvals. Your Structural Engineer will also check the ground conditions of your proposed site, which will define the foundation design. But when is the best time ...
SIPs Home Underway

Money Matters: Do I Need a Self Build Mortgage?

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Financing Your Self Build - From Savings to a Self Build Mortgage When listening to queries at different Self Build shows and seminars, a popular topic is finance. There are many people across the country who would like to build their own home, but a large number are unsure what their options are for funding their projects. Everybody has different ...
Self Build Plot

Land Ahoy! – Don’t Lose the Self Build Plot

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Finding a Self Build Plot As contributors to many Self Build seminars and shows, ACA meet a variety of interesting people, all at different stages of their intriguing Self Build projects. Many have subscribed to the magazines, bought the books, watched every episode of every property programme on TV, and are bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. They've made their inspiration ...