The roof is essential when it comes to the overall look of your home – get it wrong, and it’d be very costly to rectify. Follow this guide to make the right roofing choice for your project
Looking for more space but want to stay in your home? Adding a two storey extension can be a cost-effective way to gain that extra living space. These examples are guaranteed to inspire your project
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
How do you act like a builder and get the best prices from your materials suppliers or merchants? Peter Eade explains
Many self-builders are unaware that their plot comes with restrictive covenants that limit what or even whether they can build on the land. David Snell explains what to look out for.
Ordering the wrong quantities can cost you £1,000s in wasted spend over the course of a project. Peter Eade reveals the secrets of professional measuring
Extensions come in all shapes and sizes – and budgets too. Here’s a selection of extension projects in a range of price brackets to show you what you could build on your budget
Choosing what to build your house or extension out of is a key part of the build process. Here we highlight the considerations you’ll need to make before making your decision
Barbara Jones, an expert on building with straw bale, explains why this natural, strong and thermally efficient material could be a cost-effective choice for your self build or extension project
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