DIY HOME DAYS
IN the good old days, a lot of people built their own houses, making cement bricks after work, then laying the bricks at weekends. Others built timber framed houses, getting help from mates at weekends.
When the house was up to ceiling height, the home builder could apply to the bank for a loan to complete the house.
This system worked very well, with different building tradesmen swapping days on each others’ house.
In those good old days, you could build a shed in your backyard and live in it while building your house, or build part of the house to live in. I used this system to get my first home. FRANK GRANGER, Applecross.