One of the most important aspects of designing and building your own home is planning.

Planning ahead


Finding a self-build architect can help you achieve your dream of a home without breaking the bank. The ACA has set up four key design stages to ensure that the process goes smoothly for you. These stages include the initial design, the planning stage, the building regulations stage, and production drawings. These stages are designed to give you all the information you need, and the help you need along the way.


You’ll need to consider many factors, including the size and orientation of your lot and realistic timeframes. Once you have the necessary materials, you need to search for a suitable lender. 



One of the most important aspects of designing and building your own home is planning. Also, you’ll want to research the local house prices and other factors.


When choosing an architect, be sure to get references. This way, you can see if they have done similar work for other clients. You can search online or use Monolithic’s Lenders List, which contains a list of lenders throughout the country. 


Before you begin to search for an architect, you should make a list of some things you want in a house. Once you have found a suitable lender, you will have to fill out an application. 


The architect should be involved in all aspects of the project. He or she should work closely with other specialists, such as an engineer.


Think about

Think about architectural style, theme, and location. You can even search online for some inspiration. You will also need to provide documents verifying your financial status, income, and employment. The verification process can take up to thirty days.




 In each of these stages, you will work closely with your architect to make sure you get your house exactly how you want it. Draw a design on paper, then cut the pieces out in the scale. Next, cut out the details you want to put on the house.