The Self-Build Process

The Feeling Homes team can assist you as you build your own house, no matter what stage in the self-build project you are at and which service level you require. We will share the journey to your new home, taking care of all associated work so you can concentrate on your custom-build design and specification.

Below is a list of the building processes and building regulations that need to be considered and, if necessary, undertaken before work can start on-site:

  • Initial Budgeting and ascertaining expectation of Size etc.
  • Plot finding
  • Carrying out a feasibility study and budgeting
  • Drawing up a letter of intent
  • Arranging a topographical survey and any other associated reports required for planning permission
  • Finding a planning consultant
  • Commissioning planning drawings
  • Arranging/overseeing planning applications and appeals
  • Ground investigation
  • Implementing a detailed specification
  • Overseeing working drawings and following Building Control under Building Regulations
  • Structural engineering
  • Detailed granular costings
  • Programme and Cash flow forecasting
  • Working to the JCT Design and Build Contract
  • Arranging collateral warranties from all associated designers
  • Demolition notice and associated notifications
  • Arranging an asbestos report
  • Implementing a health and safety management plan/method statements
  • Implementing a CDM management plan under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Arranging for disconnection of utilities as well as a temporary supply for builders
  • Arranging for asbestos removal
  • Arranging/overseeing demolition

Once all the planning is in place we can finally build your home using the following stages:

  • Site Setup
  • Demolition (if needed)
  • Sub-Structure (Basement / piling if needed)
  • Superstructure
  • Roof Structure and Coverings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Tacking & Plastering
  • Carpentry
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Kitchen
  • Sanitaryware
  • External Works

Whether you are building your own home or considering more regular property development, you can contact us for further information on the self-build process. To get a free no- obligation quotation for our services please fill in our online form with details of your self-build project/enquiry.