The author of Building Your Own Home, David is a serial self builder and has been building homes for 50 years. He has just finished his fourteenth self build project.
Painters and decorators are crucial to the flawless finish of your project, but are easily overlooked. Here's how to avoid falling into that pitfall
While some building projects might not need planning permission, most will still need Building Regulations approval. This guide explains it all
In the euphoria of gaining planning approval, don’t overlook the conditions attached. Failure to discharge conditions can invalidate planning permission for your build — ignore them at your peril!
Many self-builders are unaware that their plot comes with restrictive covenants that limit what or even whether they can build on the land. David Snell explains what to look out for.
Who does what, and when? It might seem obvious, but when you employ a bricklayer it pays to know exactly what they are responsible for, and when, and how much you can expect to pay them
David Snell reveals the best ways to ensure you end up spending what you had originally intended on your project
Anyone carrying out major work to their home would be a fool to ignore the need for adequate insurance, says David Snell
Whatever build route you’re choosing to build your own home, you’ll need to know how a house is constructed. Here is our definitive guide to each stage of the process of building a house
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