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.
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.
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
Don’t buy a plot without first establishing that it has workable, lawful access. David Snell explains the implications of visibility splays
David Snell introduces the different types of plot, including infill, replacement, backland and brownfield and explains what to do once you’ve found your perfect plot
Continuing our series examining build costs, serial self-builder David Snell looks at on-site drainage — with a complete cost breakdown and advice on how to reduce costs.
Where there’s money involved, it’s all too easy to get burnt when building or renovating a home. Veteran self-builder David Snell offers his inside tips to dealing with builders
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