Categories for Self Building

Getting Planning Permission in the Green Belt

March 31, 2017 1:31 pm Published by

Great Britain is broken up into different types of land, including brown belt and green belt. The changes of being able to build – and restrictions placed if you managed to gain planning permission – differ based on the type of land you’re building on, the location, and of course the type of building you would like to create. Many house builders, particularly residential self-builders, like the idea of building a house out in the middle of the countryside but this is often unrealistic. While planning restrictions are one issue, there is also the issue of getting utilities out to the house – if there has never been a property on your land (and there are no properties nearby) you...

How to Profit From Your Large Garden

January 30, 2017 1:41 pm Published by

Space is at a premium throughout the UK, and nowhere is that more true than in and around London, where land and house prices are significantly higher than in the UK. If you would like to make an additional income or would like to increase your earnings this year, you can profit by selling a large garden for development. We have helped clients sell of their gardens or even self build for either a family move or to rent/sell the new building. Selling Land in Your Garden Selling your garden rather than building in it yourself is typically less time consuming and requires less investment than building, however the returns are often lower as well. If you would like to...

Self Build Architecture: Designing Your Dream

October 25, 2016 2:14 pm Published by

Every year over 10,000 people build their own home in the UK. These pioneers often have a fixed idea of what they would like, but can’t find the perfect home on the market. Self building has a huge number of benefits – from saving money on your home, through to getting a bespoke living space where every socket and every window placement has been decided by you. However, these come at the cost of stress and hard work for self builders. We’re here to help. Pinnacle Architecture have worked on dozens of residential builds, both by professional developers and first-time self builders who need guidance to bring their vision to reality. Choosing an Architectural Designer for Your Self Build Choosing...