Building your own home
A guide to the whole process of building your home, from design and land purchase to builder hire, the build process itself and reclaiming VAT.
Choosing a self-build home type
A guide to the different types of home you may wish to consider when building your own property.
Get a self-build loan in Scotland
Find out how to get a loan to help build your own home.
Finding and buying a plot of land
How to find and buy a plot of land you can build a property on.
Getting a self-build mortgage
How to get a special mortgage for building your own home.
Designing your home
How to design your own home with the help of an architect.
Self-build planning permission and building warrants
How to get planning permission and a building warrant for a self-build project.
Hiring a builder
How to hire a contractor for a self-build, or how to build it yourself.
Connecting water, electricity and gas services to a self-build
How to arrange to have water, electricity and gas supplied to your new home.
Self-build site insurance
How to get site insurance and a structural warranty while building a home.
Reclaiming VAT on a self-build project
How to claim back VAT on building materials used to build your own home.