Want to add more space, light and a better connection with the garden? Extending could be the solution. We look at different examples that were all completed for a budget of under £50,000
Discover how to accurately estimate how much it will cost to build your own home, and how different factors can affect the outcome
The estimate establishes the viability of the building project — so making sure it is accurate is essential. Bob Branscombe analyses why it so often isn’t
You can claim back thousands of pounds on your conversion project on VAT payments if you know the rules. Find out what types of conversion projects are eligible, and which are not
David Snell reveals the best ways to ensure you end up spending what you had originally intended on your project
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.
Homebuilding & Renovating experts reveal how to cut your build costs when taking on a self build or renovation project
What are the U values of different wall materials? Understand that, and you are well on your way to making your self build or renovation as thermally efficient as possible, says sustainable building expert Tim Pullen
Trying to choose between timber frame, masonry and SIPs? Comparing the costs of different structural walling systems can be tricky — but it’s well worth delving into the figures and finding ways to balance costs with quality
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