We are thinking of self building in central Scotland (well doing as little of the work as possible, maybe some but can't commit with young children) and have been trying to get up to speed with how you go about that which is certainly a learning experience! We have seen a plot of ground that suits are requirements, has planning permission and services in place site is level. It's just off a main road and has good access and space round it (about 1400m2)
Now in my niaivity I had thought we could look at around 250k (just the build not including land) to get about a 200m2 1 3/4 modern house (hebhomes style) with double garage. However, with all the info out there and talking to an architect and getting some general advice from a QS this seems like it would either be possible with little input from us (info from mortgage broker and kit suppliers) or not possible at all architect and QS. Oh standard fit kitchen and bathrooms.
Does anyone have and advice for current conditions in Scotland and what we could reasonably aim for with a 250k budget (we have a fair bit of contingency in there too as I am risk averse so if it went over by 50k it wouldn't be a huge issue.). 250k would therefore be slightly flexible.
Any help, advice or anecdotes would be gratefully received!