Benefits of Self-Build

4 April 2016 Tom Allen, Self Build Consultant

Self-Build Homes Explained

Potton self build timber frame home Lincolnshire

Every year over 10,000 people achieve their dream home through self-building.

Potton specialise in designing beautifully tailored timber frame homes for self-builders.

Starting with a blank canvas offers you limitless possibilities in terms of design, layout, luxuries and energy saving technologies, plus, self-building can provide substantial cost savings.

A recent survey by Homebuilding & Renovating found the average self-builder enjoyed a 29% uplift on the end value of their project. 

Potton are so much more than a kit home or flat pack home provider. We support our customers throughout their self-build journey to ensure your build is as stress-free as possible. We offer a design, planning and build service to suit you.

Terry & Teresa Gibbons built this brick-clad home in Lincolnshire for £240,000
The cost of self-building may be lower than you think. Read the 8 latest self-build facts here or download our Show Homes Budget Guide.

5 benefits of building your own home...

  1. Self-building is the opportunity to create a home that perfectly suits your lifestyle
  2. It's the ideal way to create a good quality home on a smaller budget (compared to buying a home of equal finish)
  3. Most self-builders can make a healthy profit if and when they decide to sell their home
  4. Building a new home from scratch will net you savings on VAT
  5. You are your own boss! You can make key decisions on where to spend and where to save

How to Self Build Guides

Each stage of the process explained, from design, to planning, project management and build routes. These handy guides are a must-read!

Download the guides here.

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Why Self-Build?

Whether you dream of minimalist design, open plan barn style living, Georgian symmetry and elegance or a picture book country cottage, you can create a home that suits your individual tastes and budget by self building.

Careful thought at the design stage about your family’s needs now and in years to come will help future proof your home as well. You might want to think about a bathroom downstairs, for example, or a ground floor room that could be converted into a bedroom at some point?

Self build homes are normally valued higher than the cost to build. That’s why some of our customers choose to build two or three times and are now almost mortgage-free

Working with us

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Our designers and architects will work with you throughout your build to ensure your dream home is everything you imagined it to be.

The level of support and advice offered at each stage can be just as tailored as the homes we create. We run a range of masterclasses, workshops and events through our Self Build Academy to help guide you through the process. We also have five self-build show homes open to the public.

Audience at Potton's Introduction to Self Build Seminar

FREE Introduction to Self Build Course

We run a free one-day seminar to provide you with an overview of self build, the day is held at our self build show centre in St Neots where you can also browse our five stunning show homes and there's an opportunity for a factory tour too.

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Potton Head Office

Eltisley Road

Great Gransden


SG19 3AR

441767 676400