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You don’t need a grand vision or oodles of cash to build your own home but do get good planning advice, says expert
Anyone should now be able to build their own house according to Sally Tagg, planning expert for the London Homebuilding and Renovating Show (24-26 September, ExCel Centre) but she warns that planning permission is still an area for the experts.
Sally has welcomed new recommendations from the Bacon Review, a recently released government commissioned report which seeks to support all types of custom/self-builds.
She says that Custom Self-build (CSB) is for all ages, tenures, budget - including young couples wanting a first home – and it’s not only for would-be builders with grand designs.
But she warns that planning permission can still be very technical so you need to fully understand the process and the different constraints that may impact how you approach a planning project.
You also need to ensure you fully appreciate the opportunities that prior approvals and permitted development options can present, and how and when these are used is key. It’s also important to understand how to use these in conjunction with planning permission to maximise a project’s full potential.
How do you complete a home improvement project during a materials shortage?
How do you complete a self-build, a home renovation or a house improvement project when construction materials are in short supply? Shortages of roof tiles, cement and timber have plagued builders all year. So how do you plan around these shortages and find out which materials are going to become more expensive during the year?
Building expert, Jason Orme, will be advising on these issues at the London Homebuilding and Renovating Show (24-26 September, ExCel Centre).
Want to find out more?
To arrange an interview with London Homebuilding and Renovating Show expert speakers Sally Tagg and/or Jason Orme please contact: Linda Rose, email@example.com, T: 07788 592842