Inspiration and advice for your building project
Continuing our series examining build costs, serial self-builder David Snell looks at on-site drainage — with a complete cost breakdown and advice on how to reduce costs.
Continuing our comprehensive series looking at build costs, serial self-builder David Snell breaks down the figures for constructing the roof, including advice on which type of roof is best for your project and how to reduce build costs.
Continuing our detailed series examining build costs, serial self-builder David Snell looks at a typical receipt for building the house’s superstructure. A superstructure is the part of the building that is erected on top of the foundations
H&R awards winner Caron Pain self built her home for just £110,000; we take an in-depth look at how she did it - and how you can too with a detailed breakdown of each stage of the build.
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?
We recently bought the house next door to ours on a BTL mortgage. We are considering renting it out for a couple of years and then knocking through, at one place upstairs and one downstairs.This would give us a lovely 7-bed, 4-bath, 6...
Is there a right or wrng way to apply lead flashing? My builder has simply stuck my flashing to the wall with lead mastic - surely this will not last very long!
The cost details provided in HB&R are excellent. However one item that is troubling is the difference between the guideline costs provided by the RICS compared with that given by architects.
In Oxfordshire the RCIS numbers suggest a...