During the last year there has been a huge flurry of activity on the property market in the UK. Many things influenced this, including the Stamp duty holiday, as well as the fact that many people were able to change the way that they lived due to being able to permanently work from home. This meant that house prices rose, people were struggling to find a property withing their budget and there were bidding wars on homes all over the UK as eager buyers wanted to find their perfect home.
Buying a house can be stressful and worrying, and it might be hard to find something that is suitable for you within your budget, and in the area that you want to live in. For this reason there are many people who have decided that it is a good idea to build their own home from scratch rather than to buy one – that way they are getting a home that they want, just for them. If the last year has put you off buying a place of your own and this is something that you are also considering doing yourself, here are a few things to consider before doing so…
Know your Budget – Before doing anything you will need to look at your finances and see what you can realistically afford. It is a good idea to speak to a financial advisor, and mortgages companies who lend special types of mortgages for building a new home. This way you will know what your budget is before you even begin. It is also a good idea to look into what things might cost you during the building process.
Practical Arrangements – Something else that you really need to think about is the time frame that the building work is likely to take, and where you will live in the meantime. If you decide that you will rent somewhere to live whilst the building work is being done remember that this is going to be something that you will have to factor into your budget. It may be that you choose to live on the site itself in a caravan for example – is this practical? Do you have room for everyone there? These are questions that you should be exploring and resolving before you take the plunge and start the ball rolling.
What you Will Need – There are a lot of things that you will need in order to build your own home that will come out of your budget – from the plot of land to build on, to all the tools and machinery that you might need to do certain jobs like these Roscamat tapping machines from Cotswold Machinery, to the labour of the people who will actually be coming to do the building work on the house itself.