Self Build at MKM
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Self Build at MKM

There are a million things to think about when considering a Self Build. At MKM we can help make your project run as smoothly as possible, offering expert help and advice at every stage of the process.


Our in house experts have been through the process many times before and are on hand to help with any query. From planning permission to tiling the bathroom – MKM is your one stop shop.


Our drawing take off service will help with budgeting and accurate costing of your project – and of course we’ll help tailor products selections to suit your budget.

How can MKM help?

We can help with:

How to choose an architect

Applying for planning

The planning process

Selecting a builder (with many local recommendations)

Project management and budgeting

Eco Builds

Materials selection

Loft conversions

Extensions and renovations

Building regulations


The type of build you are working on may affect associated guidelines, especially if you are working on a green build or making sustainability a particular focus.

Ask in your local branch for any help in these areas – we’ll be able to put you in touch with the right people to help.



Always ensure your buy a piece of land though your solicitor in the same way as you would buy a house. They will ensure the correct paperwork and searches are completed in order to comply with the legalities.

Remember if you are buying a plot that already has planning permission there are two types:


OPP stands for Outline Planning Permission and this means that the site can be developed



DPP stands for Detailed Planning Permission and this means that the actual design of the build has already been outlined. E.g. two bed bungalow.

Ensure your plot is sufficiently insured and always cover your build in progress. The National House-Building Council can help advise on this.

Ensure you keep all Warantees and certifications for the future. On completion you should apply for a Completion Certificate which is when is has been signed off by Building Control.


Drawing take off

This industry term relates to our in-branch service to take your drawings and provide a quote for materials. Simply bring or send a copy of your plans into the branch in order to take advantage!

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