Knowing Where You Can Cut House Building Costs

Knowing Where You Can Cut House Building Costs

Even though house building costs are traditionally lower when building your own home, there are reasons why many people choose to design and build their own home. Some want to plan the layout whilst others want to design eco friendly homes. In fact there are so many reasons why increasing numbers of people are building their own homes that it would be senseless to try to enumerate them. The point is that self build homes are on the increase which is why My Redlands Roof provides tips for building your own home as well as referrals to accredited Trustmark approved roofers who can help you ‘top it off.’

The Rising Cost of Labour

When trying to keep house building costs to a minimum the first thing to cut is labour; that’s a given. However, there are times when even the high cost of labour shouldn’t be a factor because some things are best left to the pros. Roofing is one of those things. Keep in mind that your roof can actually be considered as part of your climate control system! It keeps rain and snow out and a properly ventilated roof keeps your home free from mildew. A well constructed roof also helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Self Build Costs and UK Building Regulations

There are some areas where you can keep self build costs to a minimum, however UK building regulations are very specific in material specifications and which areas of the construction require accredited contractors. If you are intent on saving money, you can landscape, paint and do other tasks that aren’t regulated by law but when it comes to such things as electrical wiring and photovoltaic cells to produce sustainable energy, you may need to hire an FMB (Federation of Master Builders) or MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) roofers and/or contractors.

We have a list of Trustmark approved and FMB and/or MCS accredited builders for you to contact if you are considering building on a self build house. You can cut costs in so many areas but your roof should not be one of them. Take the time to consult with a pro before you make a costly mistake.