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.
Finding the right local carpenter for your project can take time. Seasoned self-builder David Snell explains how to find the right person to join your team and avoid lumbering yourself with any dead wood
Plumbers are one of the most vital trades in any build — and needed almost from day one. David Snell explains how to find the best plumber for your project
Groundworkers play an important role in a building project. Experienced self -builder David Snell shares his tips on finding and building a solid relationship with your groundworker
Need to find a roofer who won't leave your project in the gutter? Experienced self-builder David Snell reveals how to go about
Need to find the right local electrician for the job? Experienced self builder David Snell details how to avoid any nasty shocks
Looking for a good bricklayer? Follow these handy tips to ensure the relationship between you and your bricklayer avoids cracking under pressure
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!
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