October 2019

Welcome to the October edition of i-build magazine! This issue is packed with inspirational projects and products as well as useful advice for your self-build.

In addition to the physical pressures of a selfbuild project (whoever said it was ever going to be easy?), financing your build is perhaps one of the biggest causes of worry and concern for many self-builders. From the very beginning of your project, it is advised to go through your anticipated spend with a fine toothcomb and realistically manage your expectations.

The first challenge that some self-builders encounter from the get-go is over-valuing a plot and preparing to pay more than the market value. When it seems like you’re happy to pay through the nose for that perfect plot, just take a moment to do the maths and double check you of your build.

To help with this particular conundrum, Mark Stevenson of Potton offers the perfect formula for calculating your ‘plot value’. For more information and guidance, turn to page 10. Continuing the theme of finances, Protek Self Build discusses why getting your build cost right when arranging self-build insurance cover on your project can make a huge difference to recovering from a serious loss. Turn to page 16 to find out more.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, if you’re coming to the end of your self-build and would like us to feature your dream home as inspiration to other budding self-builders, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, if you’re about to embark on your self-build journey and would be keen for us to document your progress,