I have created a new section on the website entitled Self-Build Guides. Most of my surveying duties nowadays involve project management for people building there own home.
The knowledge and experience of such clients can vary considerably and the guidance note highlights the main areas of focus for a successful build.
In addition there is a project cost sheet which will act as a convenient check-list when considering the various costs associated with building your own home.
Finally, I have provided links to some of the most popular books on the subject which will not only provide design ideas but also practical advice.