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
Concrete slab, suspended timber or beam and block? All are a viable choice for your ground floor structure — David Snell compares the costs
Converting and extending a cellar, or building a basement to a new home, can provide valuable extra living space without drastically altering the exterior of your home, says Michael Holmes
Whether you opt for slate or tile, your roof covering budget will vary as your choice will have a big impact on labour costs too
Serial self builder David Snell breaks down the build costs for constructing the roof, including advice on which type of roof is best for your project and how to reduce build costs
Open fireplaces ooze character and charm and can be a DIY job for keen renovators. Before you tackle the task of opening up a fireplace, here’s all you need to know
To get a clear idea of what your bathroom renovation costs are likely to be, we’ve broken down the different elements, with guide prices for different levels of specification
Self build homes come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of build costs. We’ve organised these great self build homes by how much they cost to build so you can see what kind on home is achievable on your budget
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