Inspiration and advice for your building project
We gather the best expert advice to help you get started on your self build adventure
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.
Difficult plots can offer the perfect site for clever design solutions
Piers Taylor looks at how to find a plot without blowing your budget
How to maximise your chances of success if the house you plan to buy goes to sealed bids
How to alleviate risk through clever design. Includes advice on foundations, timber, insulation and doors
Securing a plot not only involves finding one, but also viewing it to check it really meets your needs.
A quick look at the different living options available to self builders.
We explain how to deal with problematic trees, adverse ground conditions, difficult foundations and more.
We explain how to make sure your plot has the correct access. Includes advice on public highways, unadopted roads, shared driveways and prescriptive easements.