Coffee morning with Chris Hughes

Come and join us at the Potton Self Build Show Centre for a 2 hour case study presentation with Chris Hughes, author of Self-Build Insight. Chris will talk you through his self-build journey followed by a QA opportunity. Cake & Coffee will also be available.

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Saturday 12th October | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Read Christina & Chris Potton Self-Build Case Study

Saturday 12th October | 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Self-Build Insight – Available from 4th July 2019

Self-Build Insight is a new book written to give ‘budding’ self-builders insight in to the process of managing a successful self-build project.

This book charts the journey of a couple who do not have a building background and shows how great things can be achieved with a little perseverance, determination and planning.
The book illustrates that anyone can undertake a successful self-build if they assemble the right team around them. This guide helps you understand the level of commitment needed to be successful and the many decisions it is necessary to make in order to stay one step ahead.
In 2016 they were delighted to be nominated by the Council’s Building Control department for a leading LABC award and this culminated in them being recognised as being among the dozen best individual new homes in the South East of England in 2017.
The book is written in layman’s terms and explains important aspects that any self-builder will need to know about. This 340 page book comprises of 24 sections which help demystify the whole process and experience. It explains why decisions were made, what went well and what went badly. Learn from the authors successes and setbacks.  
By having a better understanding of each phase of the build there are good opportunities to save money and  this book takes the reader through the process step-by-step covering key areas such as site set-up, foundations, frame erection, interior and exterior dressing, first and second fix, landscaping and more. Each main section gives example costings, what to look out for, hints and tips and what Building regulations you should be aware of.
The authors saved £170,000 on their own build, learn how they did it.

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How much could you save?

Every build is different but taking just a few insights from this book could save the reader a lot of money and help you reduce some of the risks that inevitably sit with any project of this sort.
Building your own house can be an incredibly rewarding experience and this book can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that can and do catch people who are new to self-building out. This book is designed to be a useful reference for anyone embarking on their own a self-build project.



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