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Custom build is set to be one of the ways that the Government will help solve the housing shortage. But what is custom build and how does it differ from self build?
Finding bats before you start work is the stuff of nightmares for many renovators. Paul Wagland looks at the options and discovers why it’s not quite as disastrous as you might think
The realities of living on site during your renovation and how to handle it
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.
I have recently purchased a new town house however on viewing the nearly finished product i have noticed that the front door is extremely near the...
A friend of mine has just had a quote through for a small extension that comes in at around £3,000/m2 - it's a for a small utility room...
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...