Inspiration and advice for your building project
Building a stud wall can be done on a DIY basis
Open plan spaces work really well with modern lifestyles and removing a wall is a good way to achieve this, but before you take a sledgehammer to your walls, here are a few expert tips and pointers.
Knocking through internal walls can be a great way of making the most of your existing space, but there’s a lot to consider first, as chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains
A look at the technical and structural implications for homes on a sloping site. Includes advice on costs, drainage, stilts and basements.
Save energy and money by ensuring your walls meet modern standards of insulation
The majority of self-builders never even think about how their internal walls should be built. If they have hired an architect or a designer to draw up plans, they will happily go along with what is suggested to them; and if they employ a system...
H&R Talks to contracts and dispute-resolution expert Jane Hughes of Collyer Bristow Solicitors about how the JCT contract works in practice and what to do if things go wrong.
A look at Cavity Walls; how they are made, what are the alternatives and how to make them meet green standards according to Part L of the Building Regulations.