Why Should I Choose a Self Build Home?

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Living in the home of your dreams is a goal for many. But to achieve that goal, should you focus on purchasing a home or building your own? And if you do end up choosing a self build home, what are the advantages associated with it?

Choosing a self build home means that you have control over the entire process of the project. Self build homes will provide you with more peace of mind, as the developers will make sure that you are provided with a complete service. The entire house will be built from scratch for you, with finishing touches added that suit you perfectly.

Self build homes can have elements such as Smart home installations, ample storage and outdoor spaces, modern open plan design, and more. By choosing a self build home, you can watch your vision come to life. It is the only way to guarantee that your home will be entirely compliant with your tastes and preferences.

Why Should You Choose a Self Build Home?

Deciding whether you should build a new home from scratch or buy a house that’s already been built can be confusing. Ultimately, the option which is right for you will depend on your tastes. But let’s be clear on one thing, building a whole new house according to your vision is something many of us dream to do.

But that’s just one side of the coin. There are many other reasons why you’d want to have a self build house. Let’s take a look at some of them.

1. Build The Home You Always Wanted

The most obvious disadvantage of buying resale homes is that you have very limited opportunities to apply your tastes. Sure, you can make some cosmetic adjustments like changing the paint or the floorboards. But making any huge change will greatly increase the cost, which can end up costing you far more money than you intended to spend.

So, you are stuck with a frame that the previous owners have set. And this will greatly hinder your hopes to live in a house that you always dreamed of.

Building a home from scratch eliminates that issue and you can have full influence over every aspect of the home’s construction, from concept to completion.

2. Peace of Mind

Purchasing a self build house will give you peace of mind. You can watch the construction of your residence and know that everything is completely new, from the foundations and frames to the shiny, modern appliances.

Self build homes are also covered by a warranty, which lasts for up to 10 years. In addition to the peace of mind this will give you, it will also offer you significant financial savings if any structural issues arise during the warranty period.

But, when acquiring a resale, there’s no way of confirming what your inspection may uncover. Improper maintenance can leave you saddled with expensive repairs down the line. Previous owners may not have cleaned the house thoroughly before moving, leaving you with rubbish in the loft and other storage areas to remove.

3. Less Money Spent On Maintenance

This is the biggest advantage of a self build project. You won’t have to worry about anything getting handed down to you. All the materials will be bought especially for your dream home. Everything in the house will be fresh and new, from the appliances to the roof and gutters, so it’s less likely to need maintenance. With modern features such as wipe-clean floors, your self build home will require minimal upkeep. Similarly, the garden will be newly landscaped. You won’t be inheriting a property with overgrown trees and bushes. As soon as you move in, you are ready to begin enjoying your lovely outdoor space.

Taking care of home maintenance takes time and can be expensive. Building a new house allows you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy.

4. More Efficiency

Both the homeowner and the environment gain from energy-efficient homes. The homes that are constructed now must meet far greater energy efficiency standards than homes built in the past.

Energy-saving elements like solar panels can be included in the build. Insulation will be new and correctly placed. You can also say goodbye to draughty windows and doors, a common problem in older buildings. All this will increase your home comfort while lowering your electricity expenses dramatically. In addition to saving money, homes built with the greatest green building standards have a lower environmental effect. So, you can do a good thing for the planet while working on your dream project.

What Do Our Self Build Homes Have to Offer?

Here at Astrum Construction, we have over twenty years of experience. We offer a comprehensive range of construction and maintenance services. In addition to self build homes, we do anything from garage conversions and extensions to barn conversions, conservation, and restoration work.

When buying a house from most large-scale development companies, there are many aspects of the build which are entirely dependent on the developers. This is where Astrum Construction’s self build service is different.

We will provide you with a complete service, turning an empty plot of land into the house of your dreams. The entire property will be built from scratch by us, and we will add finishing elements such as Smart home installations, storage spaces, Velux windows, and more. We are here for you every step of the way, from concept to completion.

To put it another way, we provide a turn-key solution. So, in addition to the various advantages of a newly built home, our customers can have a lot of say in how the house is built. Not only do we undertake your vision, but we also allow you to have full control of the process.

We can help you through the whole building process, from project planning, approval, and design to the finer aspects that make a house a home, such as lighting controls and security solutions.

1. We Will Walk You Through the Whole Process

Building a house from scratch can seem like a daunting process, but you will never feel alone when you work with us. We will collaborate with you to design your ideal home, not taking over the project, but providing ideas and helpful solutions along the way. Our goal is to provide you with the house of your dreams. And we can achieve that by working together.

We will help you with anything from the planning stages to interior design, construction, and décor, as well as smart home solutions. Astrum Construction specialises in turn-key solutions for self build projects, ensuring that the project is completed on time, on budget, and to perfection.

2. We Will Help Your Ideas to Flourish

We can assist you with the architecture of your project if you have an idea that isn’t fully realised yet. Our design team has worked on a plethora of new construction projects, from houses to commercial and industrial structures.

This expertise assists in sustaining the outstanding quality of our projects from concept to completion.

3. We Will Work Through Complications

Furthermore, we will assist you through any issues that may emerge to guarantee that you receive the home of your dreams.

Our extensive work in the conservation and renovation of period properties means that we are adept at thinking creatively. We are already accustomed to the difficulties of working on older houses, and we love to combine tried-and-tested, classic techniques with new and exciting modern ideas and technology.

4. We Use Sustainable Materials

Using sustainable materials is extremely important given the current state of our environment. Therefore, we try to be as environmentally friendly as we can.

We utilise environmentally friendly materials whenever we can, which provides several advantages for your self build project. Sustainable materials provide the advantage of reducing your environmental impact through buying and manufacturing, as well as making your home as energy-efficient as possible.

Not only would it be better for the environment to use less energy, but it will also save you money and put less pressure on your wallet.


When you build your dream home with us, you are choosing to work with experienced master builders and trained professionals who love to make their customers’ dreams come true. You can count on Astrum for the finest service, from concept to completion. We offer a bespoke turnkey service in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas.

If you have a project in mind, we would love to help make it happen. Contact us today to discuss your self build project.

Want to build your own house, but not sure how to get started? Read our beginner’s guide or our top tips for finding your self build plot. Perhaps you’ve heard bad things about newly built buildings – we’ve debunked 5 common myths about self builds.

We don’t just offer help with self builds. We are also experts in barn conversions. And if you’re looking to spruce up your workplace, contact us to find out how we can help you with a commercial refurbishment.

With over twenty years of experience in the construction industry, we are confident we have the skills and know-how to make your project a reality. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your refurbishment, conversion or self build.

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