According to recent market research, over 10,000 Self Builds took place between July 2013 and 2014. ‘Self Build’ is a widely recognised term in the construction industry – but as it grows in popularity as a house building approach, what exactly is a Self Build?
The dictionary tells us that the term ‘Self Build’ means, quite simply, “the building of homes by their owners”. However, a Self Build can be so much more than this initial description. There are plenty of reasons why it is growing in recognition, so here are some of our alternative definitions. For us at AC Architects, a Self Build is:
BREAKING AWAY FROM THE MAINSTREAM: AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS CREATIVITY
Why settle for an uninspiring house that doesn’t meet your expectations as a home? A Self Build is your opportunity to break away from the mainstream, and take control of where you want to live. In taking this opportunity, a Self Build can offer you a home for life.
Before working with an architect, you can express your creative side and can have an input in the design brief. Thinking about what you would like your Self Build to achieve, this is your chance to set the criteria for your dream home. The designers can take your creative concepts on board, and develop them from ideas, into reality.
With the government aiming to significantly reduce the country’s carbon emissions in the coming years, an eco-friendly Self Build home is an ideal way of contributing to this target. From the different types of insulation, to the thickness of your building’s windows, there are many ways to express your creative side whilst building an energy efficient Self Build home.