Budgeting & cost savings

Build It's model house
Getting a grip on what your self build project is likely to cost will help you focus your design choices, check builders' quotes and may even save you money, says Chris Bates
triple-glazed bifold doors
Maximise your budget by knowing which elements are worth investing a bit more in. Architect Julian Owen explains how
A self build package house by Border Oak
Discover how your project management route will impact your self build budget
Budgets and finance for project managing self builds and renovations
Expert Mike Hardwick explains how to keep your finances in order when undertaking a self build project
Looking to improve rather than move? Check out our top 10 value-added home improvements
Good project management is vital to a successful, cost-effective self build. Can you take it on yourself?
Self build with reclaimed materials
Duncan Hayes digs into some alternative materials and products available to self-builders
Lawson open plan layout with table and chairs
Before you lay a brick, it's worth considering how you are going to get the most out of your investment. Paula Woods counts down the top 10 ways to get the maximum value out of your self build
Rosanna Spero explains how to work out your initial self-build budget
Model D self build home
You must get a handle on self build costs before you buy a plot, says Bryan Spain
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