Inspiration and advice for your building project
One of the biggest (and earliest) decisions you'll make as a self-builder is materials. The most common construction systems are brick and blockwork and timber frame, but there are other options. H&R editor Jason Orme looks at the alternatives,...
We look at the issues and solutions surrounding finance, insurance, warranties and selling on a house of non-standard construction
For every homebuilding project there is the perfect designer the problem is deciding which one to choose. Debbie Jeffery explains how it doesn't have to be a lottery.
Oakwrights designer Pete Tonks joins us for a Q&A on designing oak frame homes
What happens when the design of your dream home turns into a nightmare? How do you deal with house designers when the relationship goes wrong? Mark Brinkley has the answers. Plus some useful advice and views from industry experts.
Renewables grab the headlines but, in reality, low-energy design principles are key.
Expert advice on how to go about designing the roof for your self-build. Including advice on pitch, trusses, roof types and insulation.