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Your Build - Winter 2017

Phase3 Interior & Exterior Finishing Bring Winter 2017 52 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 peace of Building your own home is what dreams are made of. Creating that perfect place where your family can thrive and enjoy happy, secure new home By Janine Brady, marketing manager, SIG Roofing lives, with enough space to suit everyone, lies at the heart of every self-build project. Thankfully, dreams do come true and dream homes do become a reality. Self-build properties give you unparalleled freedom; you get to choose what size and shape you want each room to be, the perfect layout for your home, all the little details that make a house a home, and of course you have the final say on each and every product. Whilst it’s probably one of the most exciting adventures you will ever embark on, it can be quite scary too. With so many decisions to make on matters that you may not be fully familiar with, it can be easy to deviate from the plan and end up with increased costs that can blow a hole in your budget. Therefore, paying close attention to the products that will grace your new home is imperative. It pays to do your homework at the outset rather than be faced with unknown problems once the build is complete. As well as ensuring that your products are of a high quality, are fit for purpose, and will stand the test of time, you will also have to consider price, availability and warranties. Often underestimated or a later consideration, this is particularly important when it comes to your roof. More than just a decorative external finish for your home, the roof is primarily designed to keep out the elements, and is probably one of most important aspects of your house in terms of both cost and appearance. There’s more to consider than first meets the eye when it comes to your roof, and it’s paramount that you spend time exploring the wide range of possible configurations, products and finishes to find out what’s best for your project. Naturally, before you invest time and money in your roof, you will also need assurance that the products are of high quality and can be relied upon. Style, planning and availability Whether it’s slate, clay tiles, or reclaimed heritage coverings that you have in mind, your preferred choice has to be balanced against the style of your home, local planning regulations to your mind Phase3 and whether the products can be easily sourced. Of course, budget will also play a key role in your final choice. In addition to the coverings, a typical roof will include twenty or more products in its build-up, so it’s essential that you select products that you can rely on for true quality and longevity. Over the years, roofing products have become more advanced – with their quality and reliability increasing, and practically all roofing products


Your Build - Winter 2017
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