Inspiration and advice for your building project
How do you claim your money — and maximise your savings? We explain the reclaiming process.
Land doesn't always come in a nicely advertised package - this article explains the different types of plots available and what to do once you've found your perfect plot.
This regularly updated article features the current self build mortgage rates being offered by a wide range of building societies. All data is sourced from moneyfacts.co.uk
More and more properties are coming up for sale at auction in the hope of a quick sale. We explain how auctions work and how to prepare for one.
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 extension that can't be any bigger than 5m2 in new space. Builder initially quoted £14,000 but went...
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 do . (7,000 pounds)
The connection will be a single phase supply off the main line which...
For a complete beginner with no skills, other than organising, what is the cheapest form of self-building? Blockwork, timber frame, hay bale, you name it — I’d be interested to know which construction route is the most cost-effective for me?
We want to re render our half of a pebbledash semi detached - do we need planning permission for this? Also do we need planning permission to change white PVC window frames to black aluminium ones?
Is 7m frontage by 28m depth at bottom of long garden in conservation area big enough for a 2 bed Eco friendly house?
7m width plot onto Unadopted rd frontage and 28 m deep. There is a garage to one side with pitched roof and bungalow on...
I am about to move out of university and into a good graduate job this weekend. Excited to start and as a new base I have sorted out a rental property for my girlfriend and I.
For many years now I have wanted to build...