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Self build mortgage rates table. Regularly updated table lists self build mortgages currently offered by a wide range of building societies. All data is sourced from moneyfacts.co.uk
How to save £1,000s on your labour and material costs with our guide to what HMRC won't tell you
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.
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.
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?
Hello. Very new to self build. Initially didn't realize you could get a mortgage on land until reading the magazine. Now understand it is possible to get upto 90%. My question is, is there a time limit from buying a plot with DPP using a...
What rights does one have to use private land as access in order build /extend on one's own land?
I am looking to convert a 1 bedroom flat, into a 2 bedroom flat, by moving the kitchen into the large lounge. making it a kitchen/ lounge. Do I need to get planning permission? Do I need to notify anyone about it?