10 things you might not know about package self builds

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(Image credit: Oakwrights/Simon Kennedy)

Taking a self build package route is a hugely popular option — and it isn’t hard to see why. This is the ideal route for those new to the world of self build or homeowners wishing to benefit from the experience and knowledge that many of these package companies have in the world of self build. 

“Package companies (also known as turnkey providers) are the all inclusive option of the self-build world,” explains Jason Orme, former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. “They will offer design, labour/construction and material supply as part of a fixed-price contract — this provides the most hands-off way of self-building.”

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.