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So you want to build or extend using timber? As Mark Brinkley explains, you’ll have plenty of decisions still to make
From slipped slated to sagging roofs, Ian Rock explains how to fix common roof problems
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations have been updated, meaning that they now apply to domestic projects too
How to save £1,000s on your labour and material costs with our guide to what HMRC won't tell you
How to spot the signs, how to treat it and what the long term implications may be
Unused attic space can become valuable living accommodation quite easily — and at surprisingly low cost. James Hatter explains all you need to know
We've just had our new UPVC windows fitted in our new SIP timber frame build and the NHBC inspector is saying that they have been fitted...
I have just recieved a quotation for an electricity connection to my new self build, the price seems a little high for what they actually have to...
For a complete beginner with no skills, other than organising, what is the cheapest form of self-building? Blockwork, timber frame, hay bale, you...