Hi guys, although I've been a member for a while now there's been no need for me to have any input....until now!
First of all...what a fantastic forum! Although I can't pretend to understand a lot of it, I feel I've learned a huge amount which has definitely helped give me the confidence to continue and build our dream house. Someone famous once said 'I know enough to know I know nothing' or some variation of that....I guess that's where I am currently!
We've been planning this for many years and doing all the niceties, going to the build shows, reading the glossy mags, drawing up our plans and then re-drawing and re-drawing....over the years we must have made at least 20 versions before getting the Architect involved. We have no previous experience but plan to demolish our existing property and erect a new build. New build will have an ICF Basement with Ground and First floors Timber Frame. We've had our Topo and Eco Survey done although we are awaiting a further Bat Survey in May (money for old rope).
I will be attending some ICF courses in the coming months before making a final decision on provider with a view to going to planning in the summer.
I've read on here that there's no such thing as a 'stupid question'....I will certainly be putting that theory to the test so apologies in advance!