Finance

Having finances in place is key to a successful build project, but it can be confusing. This section explains every cost you will have to take into consideration, including fees, site insurance and mortgages –  find out how much you can borrow with an online mortgage quote today!

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If you think you might be out of...

Contact an expert. Q) I've embarked on a self-build project, but the cost has just increased. I purchased land with detailed planning permission and have...Read More
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Working Abroad and Building in the...

The chance to work abroad is a wonderful opportunity, but what about your return to the UK? Perhaps you dream of building yourself a family home before...Read More
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Build your way onto the property...

If you're a first-time buyer struggling to get your foot on the property ladder, why not consider building your own home? It might sound like a daunting...Read More
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Credit Searches

I cannot stress how important it is that you do not give permission to be credit searched until you are comfortable with the product recommendation made...Read More
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Perfect Financial Planning - You...

Perfect financial planning Have you found the perfect barn that's ripe for conversion? Are you hoping to knock down your existing property and rebuild...Read More
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How to Budget –...

Overspending happens in most self-build projects, but good preparation will minimise the impact Top tips to stop your budget spiralling out of...Read More
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Financing Your...

Building your own home can save you money, but plan properly so you're financially safe not sorry Get a detailed tender specification and...Read More
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Warranties – Extend/Remodel

Warranties aren't a legal requirement, but they're strongly recommended for any self-builder or home improver What is a warranty? It’s a form of...Read More
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Mortgages – Extend/Remodel

There are several ways to raise money for extensions and remodels - research carefully to find the best option for you There are a number of options...Read More
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Insurance –...

Protect your project against any eventuality by putting insurances in place before work starts What do I need insurance for? Insurance protects your...Read More
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Tax – Renovation/Conversion

When budgeting for your renovation or conversion make sure you take into account all the taxes you will need to pay VAT Unfortunately, in the UK,...Read More
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Fees – Self-build

Fees will take up a substantial part of your budget, so make sure you take them into consideration at the planning stages Legal fees There is no...Read More
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Mortgages –...

The better you handle your finances, the less likely you are to go over budget What mortgages are available for renovations and conversions? Traditional...Read More

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