Financing a self-build

A guide to financing your self-build project.

It’s time to talk FINANCE. 

Anyone undertaking a new self-build, renovation or extension project ask the same fundamental questions: ‘What is the average cost to build a house?’

There’s so much advice floating around the internet but what if you could find all the answers you need through one platform?

Brought to you by Build It Magazine, Britain’s longest running self-build magazine, find all the advice & tips you need through the magazine, the website or at one of the Build It Live Exhibitions!

Get all the advice you need at Build It Live Bicester. Attend the show for FREE by using the promo code below:


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What’s on at Build It Live?

At Build It Live Bicester, taking place on 9th & 10th June in Bicester Heritage Event Centre, there are plenty of helpful features.

  • Workshops will be running each day, with essential topics being discussed from ‘financing your self-build or renovation project’ to ‘How best to add space: Lofts, basements & extensions.’
  • You can also listen to Our Expert, Tim Doherty in the Seminar Theatre, who will be giving a ‘step-by-step guide to self-build’, where he will begin to explain the process from finding land to setting a budget, designing your dream home and finding a builder.
  • Meet the specialists in finance, consulting, project management, sustainable living and more, all in the fantastic ‘Ask Our Experts’ lounge. Book your appointment early on the day and discuss your project with our specialists, who will provide practical and impartial advice.
  • Pop over to the Build It Estimating Service stand and book an appointment with a qualified experienced estimator who will take a look at your plans and explain how much your project is likely to cost.


Build It Magazine &

Read from a huge range of self-build & renovation topics in a monthly issue of Build It Magazine, where they tackle the imperative financial questions, including – ‘the average price to build a home’.

Understanding what you can afford to spend on the different elements of your self-build or renovation is crucial for making sure finances are kept under control throughout your project. Read online articles by Build Its’ Editorial team & our Experts:

Also make the most of the self-build cost calculator: