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NEWS: Case study: Family turn self-build dream into a reality

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernardgreen, 3 May 2017.

  1. bernardgreen

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    Can you post a link or reference the article ?

    A friend of mine project manages his new build (currently on going) and it's always been a dream of mine.
     
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  5. I'm guessing this is a gyproc advert? Does it need reporting :p
     
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    I am quite attracted to the magnetic plaster.......
     
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    It does have a certain pull. :D
     
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    Bit picky?
     
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    Not in the least. Having a dozen or so tradesmen building the house in return for payment is the total opposite of husband and wife doing all the work themselves as a couple of DIYers.
     
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    Wiki, he say: "The term 'self build' is specifically used in the UK and Ireland when an individual obtains a building plot and then builds their own home on that plot. The term doesn't necessarily refer to completing the work yourself - more usually, self-build is defined as the act of 'commissioning' a bespoke home." And Murray Armour was calling it that 25 years ago... It's a phrase, not a contract.
     
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    Thank you for the links to the descriptions, from Wiki, that described the UK and Ireland.

    Those of us who have DIY self-built do get irritated when self managers refer to themselves as self builders.

    https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...ter-segal-architect-london-housing-exhibition
     
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    Yeah but more admiration to be had from doing the work yourself of course. In fact much more.

    I think the term property developer has been undermined also by people with excessive wealth buying up properties and throwing money at a management team and claiming all the glory for themselves. Self-attribution fallacy as per my signature at the bottom.
     
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