Potton Blog


Welcome to the Potton Blog, here you will find news, updates and information relating to the world of Self Build Homes.

Potton’s successful custom build homes model

07.25.16 With 51 years’ experience in the self build arena, it comes as little surprise that Potton is embrac…

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Can Timber Windows Really Be Low Maintenance?

07.19.16 When purchasing timber windows one of the most common questions I am asked by homeowners is how ofte…

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Unsure how best to move your project forward post Brexit?

06.28.16 Trust in Potton  As a UK based Self Build Package Company with full national coverage, Potton have b…

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How to get a new kitchen by Christmas - Part 2

05.19.16 Planning your new kitchen - What should be done by now? You will hopefully have a good architect on …

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The New Part Q & What It Means For You

03.23.16 What is the requirement?  Requirement QI states: Reasonable provision must be made to prevent unauth…

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How to Get a New Kitchen By Christmas 2016

03.16.16 Following Christmas is usually about the time that many people start to dream of having more room in…

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The HMRC VAT Refund Scheme – a brief explanation for Self Builders

01.12.16 Many of us (including myself) at some stage dream of building our own home and while it's not possib…

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Home is where the heart is

10.06.15 Last month saw the latest in interior trends unveiled at the prestigious 100% Design show held at Ol…

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Our Contracts Managers - Their role in your build

08.28.15 As a Potton customer you have access to and support from you own nominated Potton Customer Contracts…

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Future proofing your home

08.14.15 For those currently self building this is the perfect time to consider future proofing your home. Wh…

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The Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).

07.09.15 I am sure that the change to now include the ‘domestic client’ within the regulations, requiring sel…

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How to find a plot

05.27.15 First things first. In order to find a building plot you are up against some fierce competition — ot…

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5 top questions about self build finance answered!

12.10.14 I am currently looking for a plot. Should I organise my finance now or wait until I have had an offe…

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Why it’s important to plan your flooring

11.14.14 Building your own home — Planning your flooring Why your floor is a crucial part of your self-build …

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How can you benefit from Solar Thermal for your self-build project?

10.24.14 Most people are affected by rising energy costs and want to find a way to reduce this expense in the…

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5 misconceptions domestic wastewater treatment

10.24.14 There was a time when people were hesitant to include an indoor bathroom in their home. These new-fa…

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Self build and the typical british weather - it happens!

10.24.14 Well here we are again, Friday afternoon and it’s chucking it down!  Spare a thought for all those t…

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Screed, days or weeks?

10.24.14 The weather has turned a bit on the chilly side just lately and isn’t great for anyone who is having…

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Why use a Project Manager?

04.22.14 I have helped many people build their own homes and I have often been asked “why should I use a proj…

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Planning your kitchen at the right stage

04.17.14 Great kitchens require three vital elements:  Top rate innovative design Quality products and compo…

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