Timber frame specialists hail new law ‘an important innovation’ for the self-build Industry
A new law that provides a ‘terrific opportunity’ for people to build their dream home has been welcomed by specialists in the self-build industry.
‘The Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act’ took legal effect on April 1, and it means that all councils in England will have a duty to keep a register of individuals and groups who wish to bring forward self-build projects.
Timber Innovations strike the right tune with jazz guitarist, as Eduardo celebrates his dream home
When the internationally acclaimed Spanish jazz guitarist Eduardo Niebla and his wife Katherine, moved into their beautiful new property on the outskirts of Ripon, North Yorkshire, they were celebrating not just the reward of their hard work, but also their patience.
It was the end of three long years – sourcing the land for their dream home, driving it through the planning stages, the design, and finally the build. And Timber Innovations were proud to be a part of the process!
Said Eduardo, who has performed worldwide in a career spanning more 40 years: “We had been looking to buy property in the village for some time. There were a few properties on the market, but none that suited us, and it pushed us to the idea of self-building our own place – somewhere that would specifically suit our needs.
A trusted and constructive relationship and speedy construction earned Timber Innovations a huge ‘thumbs up’
When brothers Jim and Jag Biryah decided to go ahead with a self-build project, they were already one step ahead of the game. They already had the land – but still had the planning process to negotiate. Indeed, it took much longer than they had anticipated, but they were finally given a ‘green light’ by the authorities at the third attempt, and a year on from the completion of their project they ‘couldn’t be happier’.
Jon’s full of praise for Timber Innovations’ input, as his ‘grand designs’ and thorough planning turn a dream into reality
When Jon O’Mahony decided he wanted to join the growing enthusiasm for self-build homes, he obsessed himself with gathering information to make sure he did everything right.
From sourcing the land, to seeking planning permission, designing his property, to starting the work, and through to completion: ‘organisation’ and ‘planning’ were Jons’ buzzwords. He was adamant that every decision he made was the right one, and none more so than the company he chose to supply his timber frames.
Timber frame passes all tests with flying colours!
For builder Ian Haynes, going ahead with a self-build project was ‘just another day at the office’. Building homes is what he does for a living.
But he made one important choice for the two plots he developed in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire: he decided to go with the timber frame option. And he is delighted he did so.