Self Build Guide

Are you looking to build your dream home? Are you going to build on your own site? Are you planning to buy a site and build? Our self build guide will help you get the ball rolling. We at Which Mortgage are the experts. We have helped many people over the years who have been daunted by the prospect of building their own home. We can help you too. Not all mortgage lenders will approve a mortgage on a Self-Build and not all lenders assess the Self-Build mortgage application in the same way. We at Which Mortgage can make sure you get the best advice, get you the most suitable mortgage and will help you all the way through to the completion of your new home.

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To start with, these are the four Self-Build documents you will need for your mortgage application:

Site Map


Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), or Property Registration Authority (PRAI), style site map.

Full Planning Permission


The notification of grant of planning permission

Building Plans


Fixed Price Contract


Copy of fixed price contract (if any) with schedule of any works not included