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FAQs

QCan you provide recommendations?
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A we can better that, we have previous clients that are more than willing to show you around their own Selfbuild and answer any related questions.

QGaining Building regulation approval?
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We offer a fixed priced cost for all building regulation drawing submissions. You do not have to use your existing planning designer for building regulation packages, it is important that only the required amount of BR design work is commissioned. It is important that you do not spend unnecessary budget on design work that is not required.

QHow much will my build cost?
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We, the construction industry, has figures that are standard costs per m2. But these figures vary significantly depending on location. The site logistics and ultimately any planning and building regulation performance specification. We advise all potential self builders that Design to Budget is the best advice. It is all too common that self builders get carried away by the design stages. All designs must ultimately be restricted to the available build budget.

QOur drawings show masonry construction, do we have to go back to planning to build in timber frame?
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No. We can amend all relevant details to gain approval free of charge.

QTimber frame or masonry which is best?
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The honest answer is that it depends on many factors, sometimes the design would dictate a more suitable method of construction. But your skillset, build schedule and budget requirements will determine what suits your build best. Modern engineering and materials mean almost most flamboyant requirements can be met with ease.

QWe have planning permission but want some minor changes?
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We have a small design team that will work with your existing drawings to give advice on any alterations and submit any amendments if required.

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Self Build Alliance - Self Build Specialists

Project Management and Self Build Construction Services. We help self builders construct their dream homes. From start to finish and everywhere in between.

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