Self Build Brief

Before You Speak To An Architect: How To Prepare A Self Build Brief – Part 2

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Share this Post Before You Speak To An Architect: How To Prepare A Self Build Brief - Part 2 Once you have made the decision that you are ready to build your new home, one of the first things you will have done is carry out initial research about Self Building. During this process, you probably learned about the importance of ...
Self Build Brief

Before You Speak To An Architect: How To Prepare A Self Build Brief – Part 1

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Professionals, Finance, Self Build Leave a Comment

Share this Post Before You Speak To An Architect: How To Prepare A Self Build Brief - Part 1 Once you have made the decision that you are ready to build your new home, one of the first things you will have done is carry out initial research about Self Building. During this process, you probably learned about the importance of ...
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The Most Common Mistakes In Self Build And How To Avoid Them – Part Two

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Share this Post The Most Common Mistakes In Self Build And How To Avoid Them - Part two Undertaking your first self-build venture is uncharted waters for most, especially if you do not have experience in the construction industry or in managing large projects. Fortunately, you are not alone. Many, now successful self-builders had the same fears before embarking on ...
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The Most Common Mistakes In Self Build And How To Avoid Them – Part One

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Share this Post The Most Common Mistakes In Self Build And How To Avoid Them - Part One Buying your own home is a massive part of a family's life in the UK, deciding to go down the Self-build route and build it yourself is HUGE!!!, especially, if you don't work in the Construction Industry or have only ever dipped ...
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How Much Does A Self-Build Architect Cost?

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Share this Post How Much Does A Self-Build Architect Cost? When you decide to build your own home, one of the first and most crucial decisions you will have to make, is to choose the right professionals. Surprisingly, we feel that the most critical is the Architect... Ok, we would say that! However, it is not an easy task to choose ...
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Home Automation: Bring Your Self Build to Life

Allan Corfield Architect, Audio, Eco Homes, Self Build, Video 6 Comments

Connected AV - Specialists in Home Automation Systems While planning and budgeting for your Self Build project, you've probably had a good think about what you want it to look like, how it functions as a home for you and your family, and how it performs in terms of energy efficiency. Many Self Builders also like to have the latest ...
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Money Matters: Do I Need a Self Build Mortgage?

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Professionals, Eco Homes, Finance, Plot, Self Build Leave a Comment

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 ...
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Helping Hands: Hiring the Right Professionals for Your Self Build

Allan Corfield Architect, Construction Professionals, extensions, Self Build 7 Comments

‘If you want a thing done well, hire the professionals!’ When laying out the plans for a dream home, sometimes enthusiasm can get the better of Self Builders. Giving in to temptation and taking on the role of project manager can sometimes hamper progress and can also have an impact on the overall costs if the Self Builder lacks the ...
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Collaborating With Your Self Build Architect

Allan Corfield Architect, Magazine Feature, Self Build 5 Comments

Learning to Collaborate - Choose, Appoint and Brief Your Self Build Architect As experts in the field of one-off Self Build homes, recently ACA have been busy contributing to the UK’s best-selling Self Build magazine – Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert advice has appeared in the most recent issue (October 2015), and we have also had a blog published on ...