Order Process

The Self-Build Process

Before you decide to embark on your self-build project, it’s important to be well informed, and equipped with as much information as possible to make sure that your self-build goes smoothly and to plan and that it also comes to completion within your allocated budget.

We’ve put together a short guide that should help you understand the building process and what you’ll need to do to acquire your Huff Puff House Kit:

Step 1:

Get in touch with folk like us that can help you.   Do your research and seek advice about various aspects of your self build.   Visit websites like ours and talk to us.

See indicative kit costs here.

Spend time looking at your site and build options and visit places like the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon for ideas (see us on stand 169).


Step 2:

Secure your building plot.   Look at how capable our design can be, even on tricky sites, and you might be able to find yourself just the right place!

See here for ideas

Step 3:

Use our refundable* fixed fee design service to establish your requirements, and the size, layout and cost for the kit you would like.

We will integrate the design into your topographical data so you have the plan and elevation information you need for the planning process.

The fee for a standard multi-cruck frame will be approximately £800 + VAT. It could be more for a complex design or a more challenging site.

* If you go ahead and order a kit, we will deduct the design fee, up to £800, from the cost.

Step 4:

Order your kit and/or any other help you’d like from us.

Step 5:

Choose what other services you need.   Would you like extra help with planning, building control training, construction?   Choose what extra help you would like and we can arrange it for when you need it.

Step 6:

We will confirm your order, cost and schedule and you can pay in full or in part, as agreed.   For example, for our standard kit order you’ll pay 50% up front and 50% on delivery.   For other services you’ll be invoiced for each service as you receive it.

Step 7:

Delivery of services prior to your build (if you have ordered them).

Step 8:

Delivery of your kit!

Step 9:

Delivery of services for the build phase of your project, if you have ordered them.