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scoopmuckanddizzyrollytoo Sat 11-Mar-17 21:37:33

Has anyone done this? How much would it be to build a four bedroom house roughly (Scotland)

Neome Sat 11-Mar-17 21:42:10

I've always wanted to self build and wish I could learn the skills. Years ago I met a family who had been part of a self build group.

Good luck finding out, hope you don't mind a lurker.

foresttrees2 Sat 11-Mar-17 22:13:11

I think it depends what sort of house!! We are just starting our build. The plot was £100k, the timber frame and insulation is £110k, then about £20k for foundations. You then need to add windows, roof, cladding, all the insides....
if you look at the Oakwrights website they have some example projects and costs for timber frames (some of which are amazing but super expensive!)

lakeswimmer Sat 11-Mar-17 22:18:38

We've considered this and are trying to work out if we've got enough money. I'm looking at a kit house with the thought that it might be easier to estimate the total build cost and considering the Scottish company www.hebrideanhomes.com

scoopmuckanddizzyrollytoo Sun 12-Mar-17 10:10:55

Did an online calculation and it was 420,000!!

JT05 Sun 12-Mar-17 10:39:45

You will need an architect for your completion certificate when the house is finished. This 'guarantees' the build has adhered to the legalities. Without it neither you or future purchasers will get a mortgage.
Timber kit frame companies have a lot of 'small print' that may exclude them from certain aspects of the build. Make sure it is thoroughly read and understood.
DH recently took over the implementation and certification of a self build after the client had committed to the timber frame company. In the end the build cost more than going down the traditional design build route.

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