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, including hiring and coordinating subcontractors – such as plumbers and electricians – to complete the build, as well as buying most of the building materials.

• Choosing a main contractor or builder to manage and coordinate the build on their behalf. In this case, the builder or main contractor will often buy all or the majority of the building materials.

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