The author of Building Your Own Home, David is a serial self builder and has been building homes for 50 years. He has just finished his fourteenth self build project.
Having mains electricity on site for your self build as early as possible is a definite bonus (and is essential for some stages of the process). Read on to find out who to contact, how much it will cost and what issues you might encounter
Concrete slab, suspended timber or beam and block? All are a viable choice for your ground floor structure — David Snell compares the costs
Whether you opt for slate or tile, your roof covering budget will vary as your choice will have a big impact on labour costs too
Serial self builder David Snell breaks down the build costs for constructing the roof, including advice on which type of roof is best for your project and how to reduce build costs
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