How can I finance my self-build?

If you’re seeking to build your own home but are unsure of how to finance your project, there’s a number of different routes that you can take. Read on to find out about the options you have and how to get them. 1. Bridging loans What are they? Bridging loans are a short-term finance option used to bridge the gap[…]

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Costing your self build project

Costing your self-build project is an essential step on your journey to building your own home. As well as helping you gain a better understanding of the feasibility of your project, it will also help you secure finance – as many lenders require a detailed budget when considering your application. We explore some of the ways you can work out[…]

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Local Government policy and planning

The governance framework for construction and development is devolved at the district local authority (LA) level, with cities and other unitary authorities also taking responsibility for the planning and development strategies within their district. Previously 9 regional development agencies (RDAs), also had some responsibility for planning and development strategy, however these bodies were scrapped in 2012. Decision making is divided[…]

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