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Can You Build Your House on a Budget?

ProAktive Can you build your house on a budget? Can you build a home for under £150,000? This infographic will look at ways to build on a budget. Think smaller The first tip to building a home on a budget is to think small. Thinking logically, large house builds will require more bricks, blocks, flooring, roof tiles, etc. Simple design Building a house with complexities or extra features is likely to increase both labour and material costs. Georgian-style houses are great examples of a simplistic, yet elegant design. Structural engineer At some point a self build project may require the services of a structural engineer to assist with designing, planning and approval, etc. As their fees are based on overall project build cost it is sensible to hire them at the earliest possible opportunity. DIY Any elements of a project that can be done yourself will help to eliminate costs. Below are some examples of parts of a project you could do yourself: » Purchasing materials » Project management » Basic landscaping » Decorating Landscaping Simplifying landscaping around your self build is a good method of keeping project costs down. Summarised below are some examples of this: Turf the gardens This is a cost-effective way of making the garden look nice by raking and laying the turf yourself. Gravel There are so many different types and colours of gravel to choose from, and you can create some very pleasing effects. Ordering in bulk is a good way to keep costs down as well. Patios It is possible to purchase 2x2 concrete riven-effect slabs very cheaply and they will quickly give you a decent patio area. Fencing It is possible to make constructing fencing quicker, simpler and more cost-effective by using metal spikes, instead of concrete to set the posts. Before starting any self build project on a budget it is vital to ensure you have the right level of self build insurance in place to protect against any potential risks. ProAktive are providers of self build insurance, for more details please visit ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us O00

Can You Build Your House on a Budget?

shared by ObjectiveCreative on Jul 14
This infographic asks the questions as to whether or not you could potentially build your own self build home for under £150,000.


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