Government urges us to self-build: is it wise?

Sarah Coles
New Home Under Construction
New Home Under Construction

The government is keen to convince us to become a nation of house-builders. Planning Minister Nick Boles made a speech at the Grand Designs Exhibition, exhorting people to pick up their trowels and fill the country with more properties. He pointed out that it was by far the cheapest way to get a roof over your family's head.

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