Self-build tip: Manage the project yourself
Consider taking on more of the risk by managing the project yourself. By co-ordinating the individual trades, you can eliminate a general builder’s profit margin and therefore save money. Remember, though, that this will be at the expense of your time and – in all probability – your stress levels.” – Mike Hardwick
Self-build tip: Stay involved
Self-building encompasses a whole range of different approaches. The level of involvement you choose is entirely up to you. Some people choose to employ a project manager or main contractor who takes on all responsibility for the project. Even if you do decide to take this route, take have an active part in your self […]
Self-build tip: Be vigilant
Be vigilant so that your project works smoothly. Make sure contractors are on site when required and chase up deliveries to prevent delays with contractors standing around waiting for materials.