Posted: 2016-02-13, in category: Uncategorized
With the country wide demand for new homes showing no sign of abating, the concept of ‘self build homes’ continues to become a reality. The prospect of designing and constructing ones home from scratch is an attractive one, and one that the Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis is striving to promote. From 1 April, aspiring self builders will experience improved chances of finding an appropriate plot to build a home on. After this date councils will be required to keep a register of people who wish to build their own home, this register will be referred to when housing plans and proposals are being formulated.
This will encourage those wishing to embark upon these projects, and promote self build as a viable choice. The UK has lagged behind other European countries in this area, a factor which the government wishes to address, with a commitment to double the number of self build homes by the year 2020. Concerted efforts will be made to achieve a good balance of supply and demand where available plots are concerned.
The register should make a real difference to the process of searching for a plot and planning your exciting new build project. Another way of ensuring a smooth process with a new build is to use a building company who offer project management, plus a wide range of skills under one roof. At SJP Building Services, we specialise in building work of the highest standard including renovation, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, self build and all other construction related work.
If you are located in areas like Essex, Hertfordshire or London you might take a look at Premier Build Ltd, who are high quality building contractors. They can project manage your work, and liaise with local councils regarding planning permission, building regs etc. Premier Build Ltd, are also consultancy experts and have an impressive record of identifying and improving problems like damp. Many of these issues have been ongoing and there have often been several failed attempts made by other companies to provide a solution.