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Why self-building is a lot easier than you think

PUBLISHED: 10:51 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:30 19 July 2016

Build a home that's truly yours

Build a home that's truly yours


You have always wanted to build your own home, but all of the television shows and how-to books make it seem like an impossible feat, or is it?

As the leading self-build home provider in the UK, Potton has been helping people design and build their dream homes for over 50 years. Using sustainably sourced timber frames, this Bedfordshire-based company provides high-quality craftsmanship, and an in-depth knowledge of the self-build process from start to finish. Potton helps people just like you who want a bespoke home to call their own which is designed to meet the needs of your family lifestyle.


Walking you through the self-build process

Getting started on your self-build project is easy with the expert guidance of the knowledgeable team at Potton. By providing an end-to-end service, Potton takes your project from conception to completion faster than traditional brick and block housing. Potton will:

• Give you advice and guidance on how to find a plot and design your dream home, either taking an existing Potton design as inspiration or starting from a blank page

• Advise on how to secure self-build finance

• Apply for planning permission

• Manufacture and construct a high performance timber frame building envelope on your site

• Help you decide whether to project manage the build yourself or find a professional project manager to lead the project 

Why work with Potton

Since 1964, Potton has been providing high-quality standards and customer care to people who choose to self-build, making them the brand to trust. When you partner with such a dedicated team, you can count on their knowledge and expertise to help you overcome barriers and gain the confidence you need to move ahead with your self-build project.

Since Potton specialises in timber frame building, you can also expect faster results than traditional brick and block homes. In fact, while the average builder can take over 1 year to complete a building project, a timber frame home can go up in a matter of weeks with a completed self build project done in as little as 6 months once you have a plot and planning permission in place.


Self Build Academy

To make things even easier, Potton provides a wealth of seminars, courses and informational materials through their Self Build Academy® to see you through every step of the self-build process. The Potton experts are truly dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible results, offering everything from useful tips on finding a plot through to making your home energy-efficient. With a reputation second-to-none for exceptional design and outstanding technical know-how, Potton’s self-build services can offer everything you need.


For more information visit and start your self build journey, or download a complimentary copy of buildbeautiful magazine.



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