It’s a familiar story — you’ve gone out to tender and the quotes received back are way over budget. Here we explain how to avoid this unhappy situation from the off
Which types of brick should you choose for your project? Your pick will make a huge difference to the overall look of your project, but there’s more to consider than just visual appeal
Clerestory windows are widely used by architects and designers yet despite this, many aspiring self builders don't know what they are
Reclaimed bricks are a sustainable choice that adds character to your build. These are the key considerations when specifying salvaged bricks for your project
Corten steel has many benefits for self builders and extenders looking for something distinctive, says experienced builder Mark Brinkley
Extending over a garage may not be as simple as it sounds, says chartered surveyor Ian Rock. The existing foundations and walls need careful consideration before work begins
Daylighting looks at how to optimise the way natural light enters a building. For a self builder or renovator, this means a healthier, more energy efficient home
Your kitchen units are not only a practical essential, they also form the basis of your whole design, so it pays to understand the fundamentals
An architectural technologist is another option to consider to design your home. Here's how they compare to architects and what they can offer your build project
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