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.
Securing a plot not only involves finding one, but also viewing it to check it really meets your needs.
If you are looking to self build, have you considered a local custom build project?
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.
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.
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.