Building Your Home with Buildbase

For many, the decision to build their own home is one that has taken a lot of care and a lot of consideration. Now that the decision has been taken the process of converting the ideas into reality has to begin.

Self Build House exampleIf this is a first time venture into self building there will be much to learn, and many questions to be asked.

  • How do you go about getting the necessary planning permissions?
  • Where can the project be financed?
  • What insurances should you have?
  • What do you need to know about Health and Safety on your site?

. . . and much much more besides.

Buildbase Self Builder Support

Buildbase have developed a specialist service to provide the self build market with a total materials supply solution for your project. Making the correct choice of materials supplier is critical and Buildbase have many years of experience in the self build sector.

You may already be well on the way with the planning and design of your house or you may still be researching the project. Whatever stage you have reached, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss specification, pricing and supply of materials for your new home. As a Buildbase self build customer you will be allocated a personal branch contact who will be available to offer advice on product selection, prices, delivery and any other issues related to your building project.

Our support services include:

  • A dedicated contact point for you, via your personal branch contact
  • Credit Account facilities, with secure ordering procedures, with VAT invoices, and monthly statements
  • Specialist delivery vehicles with crane off loading
  • Technical advice
  • Home and/or site visits
  • Details of specialist sub-contractors
  • A presence at many of the national and regional self build shows and exhibitions

Buildbase Guide to Self Building

By following the links on the left side of the page you can find answers to many of the common questions asked by first time self builders. We cover the basic requirements for planning your project, we highlight the different approvals and planning you will need, and we take you through the various construction stages with useful links to information sources about materials and methods.

Buildbase are committed to providing excellent customer service and we are confident we can supply all the materials you may need including any specialist or purpose made products. Our huge buying potential ensures we always offer competitive pricing, which combined with our extensive branch network together with experienced, knowledgeable staff means we can work with you to assist the successful construction of your new home.

NASBA LogoIf you are thinking of building your own house, or renovating a house, the National Self Build Association (incorporating the former Association of Self Builders) provides an opportunity to meet others who are already doing it. By talking to other self builders you can pick up a lot of advice on how to go about it yourself.


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