owner-builder

Why you should think at least twice about becoming an owner-builder

I was reading a renovating forum recently and the topic was owner-builders – the pros and cons. The original poster wrote, “Hey there, I did my recent renovation/extension as an owner builder, and all I got was “you will regret it” type comments from friends and families. As it turned out, we had a good experience – yes there were some issues – but the feeling of control over what happened throughout the job was great. I’ve had friends who have employed builders for their jobs and still had problems! What have other people experienced?”