15 Ways to Make Sure You Stay on Budget

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When it comes to building your own home from scratch or renovating an existing property, a key (arguably the most important) part of the project is making sure you stick to your budget. A contingency fund (of at least 10%) is a good idea, but if costs are allowed to run ahead of budget it can make occupation of the new home difficult and even force the homeowners to sell up as soon as the project is completed.

In order to avoid financial disasters occurring, here are some tips to take notice of and bear in mind at all times.

David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.