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.
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
Self builders don't have to go it alone as these cooperative projects show
How to alleviate risk through clever design. Includes advice on foundations, timber, insulation and doors
If you are looking to self build, have you considered a local custom build project?
Securing a plot not only involves finding one, but also viewing it to check it really meets your needs.
Mark Brinkley looks at custom builds and the benefits for those frustrated by self build.
There are a variety of building contracts suitable for use on home improvement projects available from a range of industry organisations and federations.