The question we are asked almost daily is “Will I be able to build it myself?” The honest answer to that is a simple “No” because nobody can build a house themselves without professional and tradesman assistance.
The term ‘self-build’ actually means self-managed because that is exactly what you do. When a ‘builder’ is engaged to undertake a project – he manages the build in exactly the same way, as he doesn’t do all the installations himself.
Today modern methods of construction (MMC) allows a fairly capable individual to undertake much of the building works himself as materials and techniques are far more advanced and simplified than they were 20 or 30 years ago and the information given in DIY and self-build magazines can be very misleading and many internet sites try to muddy the waters for their own commercial benefits – so don’t be put off by negative publicity.
Because Urban Marque Ltd will undertake a complete engineering, design and manufacturing package for your home lodge you can be sure that it will be 100% fit for purpose as all the structural matters will have been taken care of… Including erecting!
Self-building your new home or annex should be a pleasure and give you a great sense of pride on completion – it should never be a source of worry or become a burden. You can achieve perfect results managing your own build if you plan correctly. In this section of our website we discuss what we can do yourself and we show a skills guide to help you decide on a build route.
Don’t forget that once you become an Urban Marque client we stay with you throughout your complete project and not only are we available to advise you on any aspect of your build, we have several technical help leaflets available free of charge and we will usually respond to a help call the same day.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your prospective self-build project.