There are many factors to consider and decisions to make when embarking on a self build project, particularly for novice self builders – finding and hiring the right team is one of the most important.
Building your own home will be both exciting and challenging, but bringing the right team of experts on board will keep you sane and your project on track.
While Google has many virtues, it’s not the method we’d recommend to find your contractors and consultants. Word of mouth recommendations are always preferred, or why not check out our directory of self build experts – all highly experienced, it means you can rest easy in the knowledge that your project is in safe hands.
The right team will achieve so much more than helping you to mould bricks and mortar into your perfect home – they’ll be able to steer you in the right direction when your judgement wavers, advise you on options you may never have considered otherwise, and will be vital in avoiding pitfalls and mistakes.
Choosing the right time can save you time and money - as well as ensuring you end up with the home you've always dreamed of.
While the ability to do the job well should be front and centre when hiring, it’s important to get on well with your self build team. You’ll be spending a lot of time with these people.
Our Founder, Paul Smith, advises, “Hiring a reliable, experienced team will significantly increase your chances of building your own home on a budget, without any hiccups and with your sanity intact. Only hire people who have experience in delivering self build homes and don’t be afraid to ask for references – pick up the phone and have a chat.
“Yes, the aim should always be to hire the best people for the job, but it’s also important to like them – you’ll be spending a lot of time together, so you’ll need to get along!”
MyPlot has a free to use directory of self build experts, including builders, architects, planning consultants and specialist mortgage advisors – it’s a good first step to sourcing your self build experts. You can hire your entire team in the one place – saving you time and effort, and giving you peace of mind that you have the right people working on your project.