Homebuilding & Renovating

Choosing a build route

Self-build is a broad church and there are many routes to getting an individual home built. Most self-builders choose one of the following routes:

• Project managing the build themselves (which involves hiring and coordinating subcontractors — such as plumbers, electricians, etc — to complete the build, and buying most of the building materials).

• Choosing a main contractor or builder to manage and coordinate the build on their behalf. The builder/main contractor will often buy all or the majority of the

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