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 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
Our free extension cost calculator can provide you with an accurate idea of how much you need to budget for your project
Aluminium windows are a stylish, modern-day choice for those who want to add a striking finish to their home or extension
There's a lot of preparation needed before you start on the site of your new home - here are the five absolute essentials
Use the Build Cost Calculator from Homebuilding & Renovating to get an accurate estimate of how much your self build project will cost
The Paragraph 79 clause of the National Planning Policy Framework, and its previous guises of PPS7 and PPG7, allows new homes to be built in the countryside, including in the green belt. We explain how it works
If you’re short on time and self build experience, it would be worth considering the package route for your project
Turning your designs for a new home into a tangible form means making a decision on how it will be built. Here we break down the options available
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
The Georgian style is one of the most popular design styles for self builders. Classic in appearance, it looks simple to achieve, but it’s also easy to get wrong
Driveway gates require much thought and planning. Done well they can create a beautiful entrance to your home and add kerb appeal
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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