Get Ahead of The Market With Self-Build Projects & Timber Windows

As the self build sector continues to grow, here’s a few things to consider, including the installation of timber windows & doors.

Self-build projects are steadily growing and becoming more popular for individuals in the UK. A report conducted by AMA research has shown that the self-build sector was more resilient than the wider housebuilding marketing during the pandemic, which is no surprise as to why it’s on the rise. The substantial environmental benefits from self-build projects significantly impact the sector’s popularity. They provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to build their own home and tailor it to their specific needs and requirements.

In addition, the National Custom and Self Build Association (alternatively known as NaCSBA) have reported that almost a third of adults are interested in building their own home. The standard housing market has seen house prices increasing, with their most significant annual rise in 2021 for 15 years! Current homeowners or even first time buyers have the opportunity to create a more affordable home for themselves that isn’t offered with standard housing options quite yet in the UK. 

For many of us, investing in a home will be the largest lifetime investment we make, so it’s a decision that isn’t made lightly. Why not aspire to have something built to your exact specifications?

The Process

Self-build encompasses a process where an individual purchases a plot of land in their desired location and has complete control over the build. They can manage the design, construction and development process themselves or work with architects, builders, project managers, and suppliers to take some of the weight off and manage the build for them. Although self-builds offer the opportunity for creative freedom, there are restrictions related to budgets and planning permission that can be pretty time-consuming.

The Design

When it comes to creating a design with plans for your self-build project, you can enlist the help of professional designers and architects to help you with the process. Usually, these professionals will have a vast network of tradespeople to refer to and bring on board. 

While there are many selling points to building your own home, here are two main things to consider:

1.Plan for the future in the design

It’s always better to plan for the long term. So, rather than designing a home with “right now” in mind, think of how you would want the house to look in 5 to 10 years. Will you still like the visual design in the future? What can be done to make your home more energy-efficient to save you costs in the long run?

2.Properly research contractors and tradespeople.

It’s key to properly research contractors and professionals to ensure they are what you’re looking for.





Painters & decorators

Window & door manufacturers

At Dale Joinery, we have worked with many developers and self-builders to help them achieve a home they are proud of, but reviews and referrals play a huge role in choosing the best partners for your project.

Why Are Exterior Doors & Windows Important For Self Build Projects?

Although architects and builders play essential roles in developing your self-build project, once the house is officially built, this is when the windows and doors are installed - and it’s a crucial stage. Once they are installed and sealed, it allows the finishing to begin.

Timber windows and doors, in particular, help make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your carbon emissions. This ultimately means that you’ll be playing your part in taking care of the environment while reaping the benefits for yourself, e.g. lower energy bills and having a warmer home. Professional installers of timber windows and doors install weather sealing to eliminate drafts. This helps the house stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

About Dale Joinery

At Dale Joinery, we pride ourselves in creating the ultimate timber window and door for you. We carefully source all parts of our frame and only use the best materials to guarantee product security, quality and longevity. If you’re interested in our sustainable timber windows and doors for your self-build project, please get in touch or give us a call on 0800 030 2222. Download our digital brochure or request your physical brochure online for more inspiration.