Inspiration and advice for your building project
The Homebuilding & Renovating guide to finding a building plot - useful tips and advice.
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 quick look at the different living options available to self-builders. Includes advice on staying in your current house, renting and caravans.
We explain how to deal with problematic trees, adverse ground conditions, difficult foundations and more.
A guide to building a home in a flood zone. Includes advice on foundations, timber, insulation and doors.
We explain how to make sure your plot has the correct access. Includes advice on public highways, unadopted roads, shared driveways and prescriptive easements.
An article that looks at visibility splays. Includes an explanation of a what a visibility splay is, when you need one, as well as how to negotiate with your neighbours over them.
Restrictive covenants are legal agreements which may stop you building your home. We explain how to deal with them as well as advice on easements and wayleaves.
The pros and cons of building a new home on a previously developed site.
A look at the design implications of building your own home on a sloping site. Includes advice on upside down living and kerb appeal.