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Self Build Homes Perth – Rural and Town Style Living Combined

By Lexordaren Subscribe to RSS | February 28th 2012 | Views:

Self build homes projects in Perth can prove to be quite cost effective, when compared to other parts of the UK, and they boast a partially rural setting that is reasonably close to a major town, encompassing the best of both worlds. Location and cost are usually the main drivers of the decision making process when it comes to your self build project, making Perth a locality that many consider. After making the important decision of where you want to build your project, there are 5 key things to bear in mind, when you fully understand them, you are another step closer to building your dream home!

Getting in an expert

Self build homes projects in Perth or anywhere in Scotland will require some kind of expertise. That is why that perhaps one of the most important things you can do before starting your project, is to employ a qualified architect. They will have familiarity with all areas of construction. They can help you all the way through the project, from ground breaking, to topping it out and everything else in between.


Self build homes projects in Perth, and indeed in any place really, will need a clear budget. Budgeting is a key component of your self build project, because if you aren’t careful, your budget could spiral out of control. Your architect will be able to help you with your budget as there are many things to consider including; having a ten percent contingency fund on hand should you need it; securing a plot of land; creating an entrance; the actual build; the first and second fixes and of course, interior decoration.

Securing a Plot

Anyone thinking about self build homes projects in Perth, or somewhere else, needs to secure a plot of land. Again, the architectural knowledge will come into play here, as they will be able to see defects that the regular layperson may miss. For example is the plot situated beneath an electricity pylon, is it sloped and is it properly serviced? Are the utilities half a mile up the road and will the trees and the lovely burn surrounding the plot cause a problem?

Planning Permission

Obtaining planning permission is no easy task; did you know that around 27% of self-builders find that getting planning permission is one of the hardest barriers to overcome in the duration of their self-build project? This is another time when having architectural knowledge at your finger tips really comes in handy during a self build homes projects in Perth, or anywhere else, as they will have useful experience when it comes to dealing with a local planning office. They will have knowledge and expertise in the finer points of the planning process, which can save you time and money!

Mortgage Agreement

You will find that most banks will agree self build mortgages, and will release sections of funds as each stage of the building process is accomplished. Your architect can help to ensure that each of these objectives are reached in a timely manner, so that your project will be finished and handed over to you at the right time.

Lexordaren - About Author:
Kenneth Martin is the owner of Block Architects, a successful architectural practise based in Lanarkshire that includes Glasgow architect, covering the whole of Scotland specialising in self build homes. Kenneth has over seven years experience in the area of self build homes perth and a wide variety of other architectural fields.

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