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Oak Frame Guide. An article on oak frame house costs, styles of oak frame homes, types of oak frame houses and the benefits, and problems, of oak frame construction.
Timber frame homes are often referred to as a lightweight form of construction, but don’t be misled – like the skeleton in your body, it is a custom made structure that is remarkably strong and durable.
Flat roofs are back in favour, but what are your best material options?
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 have a grade 2 listed gate house built in local Wealden sandstone and rendered first storey with clay tiles.
We were to build the new...
What obligations am I duty bound in regards to notifying the existing lender that I intend to demolish the existing property in order...
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...