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It’s no secret that the government has over the last few years, tried to promote and encourage the concept of self build. Financial incentives have included pledging £44million for those individuals and communities interested in exploring the possibility. They also ensured that self builders were exempt from the Community Infrastructure Levy [CIL], a charge which has in the past discouraged 1 in 8 prospective self builders from pursuing their dream.

Many people desire a home which is designed to their own specifications whether traditional, quaint and cottage like or contemporary, dynamic and unique. They also want a location that is preferable to them, perhaps near family, work or schools. The UK has trailed behind other European countries like Austria which has over 80% of self build properties or Germany and Belgium that have 50%.

Websites and organisations have been popping up all over the internet with advice, suggestions, ideas and even information on available plots for self builders. Lots of construction companies now offer self build as part of their service, with as much or as little input as the customer requires. Several designers, engineers and architects have been inspired by the popularity of self build, and have created some fantastic and futuristic concepts. These ingenious and creative spaces encompass every aspect of green, low carbon living, like being compact and running on renewable energy.

Other experts who think outside the box have developed 3D printing, enabling a home to be produced from a pattern and more or less slotted together. These innovations have everybody talking, and can be produced from concept to completion in a matter of weeks, if that!

For your construction project in Benfleet, Rhino Plant Hire have a range of heavy and small plant, perfect for small DIY tasks to large scale builds. All of their vehicles and machinery are sourced from high quality manufacturers, and expertly maintained for a reliable and efficient hire experience. Call them on 01277 372 626 for more information on what they offer.


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