Self builders are an innovative, creative and adventurous bunch of people, so it’s no surprise that they have been taking all kinds of measures towards adopting green technologies in their homes. Building your home from scratch gives you the perfect opportunity to reduce the costs of rising energy bills. In return, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, tailor-made home with low operating costs. So, what does building a green home involve?
At Arc Design Services we have a vast experience in applying for householder applications and have been doing it for over 10 years! We are now proud to say this has now been recognised by Trafford Council as we are now an Accredited Planning Agent.
This year’s National Custom and Self Build Week will take place from 3rd-10th May and will include a wide range of events to help millions of self builders turn their self build dreams into a reality!
Building your first home can be overwhelming, and in the excitement of your self build it’s very easy to forget the small details and things you may only remember when it’s too late. If you’re building your dream home, presumably you’re hoping to stay in it for a good few years, if not for the rest of your life. So, before you start your build bear in mind these simple things:
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was brought into effect by the Planning Act of 2008 and since then has had a detrimental and prohibitively expensive effect on self builders, as the levy on all new homes was raised by a standard charge per m2 of new development.