Building a home is an enormous challenge, whether you’re an experienced property developer or a complete beginner. Building a house on a small budget is an even bigger task, one that requires meticulous spending and an ability to get the best out of both the space and money available to you.
A house you build for £150,000 will be small, but what is important to note is that it will be more spacious than a typical house you’d buy for the same amount. Below are just a few tips to consider when embarking on a self-build project, with the aim of saving you some of your hard-earned money.
Do it yourself
While you will obviously need professional assistance for the majority of the build, if you can get involved yourself then you will save yourself some money on the costs of the project. This can be anything from getting involved in the actual construction itself to sourcing and buying materials for the professionals to use. Obviously with the more intricate aspects of the build, such as wiring or windows, it is better to leave it to qualified professionals, but for more straightforward elements there is no reason why you shouldn’t get involved.
Look to Eco Solutions
As technology moves forward and previously extravagant innovations become more freely available, eco features become a real possibility. As well as more traditional solar panels and heating pumps (available for between £2,000-£3,000 and less than £5,000 respectively), there are now affordable smart home technology appliances available. While they may seem like hefty expenditure at the time, compared to the long term cost of normal appliances, the savings will soon make themselves known.
Choose Suppliers Carefully
It’s very important that you don’t just opt for the first builder or contractor that you find – some shrewd selection can save you a considerable amount of money. Speak to other budget self-builders and see where they sourced their materials from; you may find some quality materials at bargain prices. Couple this with some individual contributions and you’ll soon notice some impressive savings on your project without compromising on quality.
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