Simply Self Build

  • Employment

    Posted on August 19, 2011 by Builder Bob

    Jobs & Career Opportunities
    • Marketing & Communications Officer – based Caldicot, Monmouthshire
    • Regional Sales Consultant Negotiators – Home Based

    For full details see Benfield ATT Group Opportunities


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  • Pressure on Self Builders from House Builders

    Posted on July 7, 2011 by Builder Bob

    According to the Home Builders Federation, Galiford Try and Persimmon have reporteed positive results and in an improving and stable housing market.
    These trading statements to the City show sales up at both firms in recent months. This has to be a BIG pointer for Self Builders that things are hotting up and that - in [...]


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  • Presumed PP "Without Delay"

    Posted on June 24, 2011 by Builder Bob

    On 15th June the UK government published raft wording for its new “presumption in favour of sustainable development” approach to planning. Continue Reading


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  • Grand Garages Hit The Mark

    Posted on June 5, 2011 by Builder Bob

    Fed up with small cramped garages that are difficult to get anything other than a small car into, home owners and self builders have suddenly started to find Grand Garages.
    Designed initially for the large Van, or 4x4 vehcile owner, their modular flexibility and 7ft 3inch 'drive through' height is finding wider favour.
    Not least is their [...]


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  • Faster Planning

    Posted on March 28, 2011 by Builder Bob

    Who’s Kidding Who?

    So, egged on by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, other Ministries are to ‘work quickly’ in an effort to reform the planning system. Continue Reading


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  • Renewable Heat Incentives

    Posted on March 16, 2011 by Builder Bob

    FIT Complement                                                       

    Despite – or perhaps because of - the brewing controversy over Feed-in-Tarrifs and Solar Milk Farms referred to in previous Blogs, a new Renewable heat Incentive has been created. Continue Reading


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  • Profitable Self Build

    Posted on March 5, 2011 by Builder Bob

    Profitable Timber Frame Self Build House

    Profitable Self Build

    House Prices Up

    Even if the 20,0000 or so people who embark on the Self Builder voyage every year don’t really need any encouragement to pursue their Ideal Home Dreams, they are now getting it. Continue Reading


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  • Feed in Tarrifs

    Posted on February 28, 2011 by Builder Bob

    More on Solar ‘Milk’ Farms

    Solar Power Energy - Desert 'Farm'

    Solar Energy

    A couple of weeks ago I exposed the developing trend for huge solar farms to grab all the available Feed-in-Tariff incentives (Solar Farms ‘Milking’ FIT’s, 11-2-11). Continue Reading


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  • Self Builders Take Cheer

    Posted on February 20, 2011 by Builder Bob

    Self-Builders “Flavour of the Year”

    Following the Housing Minister’s “First Time Buyer Summit” held last Tuesday, the Council Of Mortgage Lenders (CML) recognise that lending policies favour those with high deposits.  That is to say, those that only require a relatively lower percentage mortgage advance. Continue Reading


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  • Solar Farms ‘Milking’ FIT’s

    Posted on February 11, 2011 by Builder Bob

    21,000 Installations Registered


    Although over 21,000 mainly domestic Feed in Tariff schemes (FIT’s) have been

    Huge Solar Farms Milking FIT's

    Huge Solar Farms Snatch FIT Cash

     registered since the scheme started a year ago, the signs are that huge ‘Solar Farms’ are the ones really set to cash in on the facility. Continue Reading


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