Where to Start With Our Self Build?

25 November 2021
by Anthony Mcintyre

We are buying a property on a plot. The bungalow was built in the 70s as a tied property to the farm, the ties have been removed, and we are now proceeding with buying it.
Unfortunately, after a structural survey the timber framed bungalow has to be demolished, and a new build needed.

Where do we start? Some help as to where and how to proceed with this would be most appreciated.

One Answer

  1. Anamika Talwaria says:

    Hello Anthony,

    Thank you for your question. This is a tricky one as it’s hard to answer anything without knowing a bit more specifically what you’re hoping to achieve. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place!

    A good starting point will be this feature detailing 10 steps to your dream home: https://www.self-build.co.uk/10-steps-your-dream-home/

    There’s also this on demolishing and rebuilding a property: https://www.self-build.co.uk/demolish-and-rebuild/

    You’ll find advice on gaining planning permission here: https://www.self-build.co.uk/common-planning-permission-questions-answered/

    If you’re unsure about the kind of design you want, you’ll find some inspiration here: https://www.self-build.co.uk/how-to-design-a-home-10-tips/

    You can also explore a wealth of our case studies for helpful tips and advice on your own project: https://www.self-build.co.uk/home-category/new-builds/

    I hope this helps! Let us know if you have more specific queries.
    Anamika Talwaria (Build It features editor)

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