Building a home of your own has many advantages. You get to not only choose the location of your home, but also the whole design of it, from the big things to the smaller details, enabling you to have a perfect home that is truly your own.
However, a self-build project can be quite stressful and time consuming and have a big impact on the rest of your life, from your social life to your family, as it tends to be all consuming, and there is the constant pressure to meet deadlines so that the project can move on to the next stage.
It is essential that before you go straight into it on a whim, that you do plenty of research and also think about your budget and what you can realistically afford to spend on such a project. After all, you don’t want to run the risk of bankruptcy for it!
There are lots of ways that you can make it easier – in recent years, kit homes have become popular. These are homes that are designed by you still but made elsewhere and then delivered to you to assemble. This can significantly cut down how long it can take to build a home, so it won’t be as demanding for as long.
Timber frame construction is an example of this idea, something that allows you to be creative with your new home, whilst cutting out a lot of the time-consuming building work.