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  • The Ultimate Checklist To Building Your Own Home

  • Posted by on 30th Jun 2022
  • Building your home can understandably seem like a daunting process, and with so much on the line it is important you get it right the first time. With so many different elements to bring together in the construction of your home things can easily get forgotten, which is why we have created the ultimate checklist to building your own home. 

    What do I need to think about when building my own home?

    For many people, building their own home is a once in a lifetime experience.  Life savings, time and dedication can frequently be stretched to the max in the bid to build that dream home so many are after.  

    The significance of a house build can mean that there is a lot to think about, from legality to structural laws, no one wants to be left with any nasty surprises when it comes to housing inspections. We’ve compiled a checklist of the top 5 tips when building a home.

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    Ensure you hire trusted labourers 

    Research is key when hiring anyone to do work on your property, but ensuring your hiring trusted labourers may just be one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to building your own home. 

    It is always informative to look into previous work your labourers have done on other builds, as this gives you an idea into the quality of work they can produce.  


    Read up on the legalities

    Building Control Regulations are a set of standards that ensure a home is habitable and safe. There are many legalities that surround these regulations, including fire, structural and electrical safety. 

    This may be something you want to consult a professional on, as often building regulations require a lot of information and paperwork that you may not have the time, or knowledge to complete.

    Increasingly in the UK, buildings have also had to pass tests to ensure that they are energy efficient. This is to support the UK’s pledge to reduce energy emissions. 

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    Apply for your Professional Consultants Certificate

    If you are building a house with the intention to sell or rent the property and there will be a mortgage involved, you may well need a professional consultants certificate.

    A PCC certificate is a legal document confirming that your house has been built to a satisfactory standard, and therefore safe to rent or put on the market.

    It may often be confusing to know how a PCC certificate works but it is usually quite a straightforward process when you choose the right people to create it.  Here at, we pride ourselves on getting PCC certificates for our clients.


    Check your build is structurally sound

    Making sure your new home is structurally safe is extremely important, after all this is the place you will be living – possibly for the rest of your life.

    There are usually tell-tale signs that your house isn’t structurally sound after building is complete, such as doors or windows that were once fine now not opening or closing properly.  However, this can be a very costly problem once you’ve finished your build and so therefore, the earlier you can discover any issues the better.

    There are many professionals specialising in structural surveys of properties and this may be an occasion where getting external help may save you a lot in the long run.


    Ready to build your own home?

    Prepare yourself and your home by ensuring you have a Professional Consultants Certificate once you have finished building. Request an instant quote to see how we can help you with your next build, or you can take a look at our faq section for any questions you may have. 


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