Building your own home may sound like the ideal dream but it can be a tricky and expensive road, especially if you don’t know what you are letting yourself in for.

To make sure you don’t trip up at the first hurdle we have outlined 6 things you need to know before embarking on your self-build project. Click on the image and download and save the PDF to your computer. The PDF includes links to other useful online resources.

How to get started on your self-build project


You can also read the six steps outlined in this article.

For more detailed information on building your self-build home download a copy of our technical manual.


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Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual.

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