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SIPS self build cost advice is difficult to come by, but as this build route becomes more popular we expect more and more self-builders will be looking for independent quantity surveyor companies like CLPM to help them with their building plans.

CLPM attend the experts section of the Big Green Show at the National Self Build and Renovating Centre each year, and earlier this month the team met lots of self-builders who were looking for free advice for their building projects.

Karim Malhame, CLPM’s building project manager for Surrey and Berkshire, pictured here, was there at the NSBRC in Swindon on Saturday 7th October, and met a lovely couple who were looking for SIPS self build cost advice.

The couple are planning an exciting self-build using 2 HebHomes kits, featuring a long house design. This company specialise in designing kit homes, of varying sizes, using simple designs used widely across Scotland and Scandinavia. The kits are designed for rural, exposed locations, such as the Scottish Isles, and use a highly energy efficient system which involves structurally insulated panels (SIPs) and plenty of glazing to maximise passive solar gain.

The couple are planning to use 2 of these kit homes and arranging them in a V formation with a glazed walkway to attach them. Their budget is modest and so they were looking for SIPS self build cost advice to ensure they had allowed for everything correctly in their budgets. Karim helped by checking through their specifications with them, and then checking that the allowances made in their costs matched, and that no elements had been left out of their calculations.

So happy were the couple with Karim’s help that they sent him a bottle of wine along with a lovely thank you message:-

“Karim ….. it is very rare to find so much qualified guidance provided with such enthusiasm and energy, for no personal gain. We are very appreciative and inspired by our discussion.” Mr and Mrs W, Northamptonshire.

It’s gestures like these that make our work so rewarding!

If you’re planning a timber frame and SIPs self-build project and are interested in SIPS self build cost advice we’d love to hear from you too. Just call 01923 896550, email or complete a contact form.


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