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.
There's a lot of preparation needed before you start on the site of your new home - here are the five absolute essentials
Use our free extension cost calculator for an accurate idea of how much you can expect to spend to achieve the extra space you want
Use the Build Cost Calculator from Homebuilding & Renovating to get an accurate estimate of how much your self build project will cost
It's not enough to just find a builder for your build, you'll need to make sure they're the right fit for the job
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
Wondering how to build a house on a tight budget? Follow these golden rules and you’ll get your self build project off on the right track
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
A detailed guide to planning consultants. Includes what planning consultants do, when you might need one, how to find a good one and more
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