The former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason is an experienced self builder and has just finished renovating a 1960s home. He is also the author of The Self Build Dream. You can catch Jason in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at many of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the UK.
Our free extension cost calculator is a quick and easy way to calculate how much your project will cost
Window styles are plentiful so how do you pick the right option? Here we outline the pros and cons of each, including costs and materials
Aluminium windows are one of the most popular features specified for both new homes and renovations. Read our ultimate guide for everything you need to know.
A Georgian style house built well exudes elegance and visual simplicity. Here's how to embrace Georgian architecture when building a home
From materials to build route, use our FREE build cost calculator to learn how much your dream home will cost
The right option for self build project management is one of the first steps in building your own home. We look at the various approaches and the types of self builders they suit best
Our experts explore how to build a house for significantly less than the average UK property price. Plus, brilliant real homes from self builders who have achieved amazing results on a budget
Opting for a turnkey home supplier to manage the design and build of your new home is highly attractive, but makes the choice of supplier all the more critical
There's a lot of preparation needed before you start on the site of your new home - here are the five absolute essentials
Planning Hub The Paragraph 79 clause of the National Planning Policy Framework, could be just the ticket to building a home in the countryside. Find out how it works
If you’re short on time and self build experience, it would be worth considering the package route for your project
Planning Hub Find out when a planning consultant might be worth bringing on board your project. Plus, where to find a good one and how much to expect to pay
Notorious for holding up projects for months and demanding fancy new accommodation, bats need consideration during most projects. Jason Orme explains the process and how to minimise disruption
The complete plot finding guide. Includes advice on land agencies, planning departments, estate agents, land banking and much more
Driveway gates require much thought and planning. Done well they can create a beautiful entrance to your home and add kerb appeal
Planning Hub We explain the implications of designing a home in a conservation area and how to carefully plan your application
When you take on a self build project, organisation is key. Ensuring you know the scale and length of works so that you can plan accordingly is essential. Here we explain what to expect
A swimming pool sounds like the ultimate luxury, but it pays to think carefully about the type you install and maintenance first
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