Inspiration and advice for your building project
A contemporary, but charming, new oak timber frame house near Felixstowe in Suffolk.
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.
If you live in one of the so-called ‘stone belts’, you may well have to build in stone to satisfy the local planners. You may actually prefer to build in stone – it’s usually very attractive – but it’s a great deal more expensive than brickwork.
If you're planning on renovating a period house, make sure you hire tradesmen and designers that know about conservation. Whether your home is Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian, here's some advice on what you need to consider.