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.
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
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
A detailed guide to planning consultants. Includes what planning consultants do, when you might need one, how to find a good one and more
Using a single company to manage the design and build of your new home is highly attractive, but makes the choice of supplier all the more critical
From securing the right insurance to estimating build costs, here are the five essentials that all self builders need before breaking ground
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
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