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Gainsborough, West Lindsey

Location: North Lincolnshire
Start date: September 2021

The self-build that started it all!


A detached 6 double bedroom traditional build house self-designed to suit the needs of a growing young family

Land Cost:



4020ft2 (+garage 950ft2)

Build Cost:


Build Route:

Self managed sub contract route

Build period:

Sep 2021 – Jan 2023

Anticipated valuation:



Developer-led delays to start date due to planning, Covid-19 pandemic, Material supply shortages and significant price rises, long lead ins for materials, labour shortages due to huge house price rises and busy construction sector increased labour rates.

Main Success:

Despite the challenges we maintained original budget by managing costs closely and accurately, doing more work ourselves then originally planned, value engineering elements (cheaper alternatives such as roof tiles, bricks, floor tiles, electrical equipment, stairs materials) and getting multiple quotes for works packages.