In the euphoria of gaining planning approval, don’t overlook the conditions attached. Failure to discharge conditions can invalidate planning permission for your build — ignore them at your peril!
We talk to Michael Holmes, chair of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA), to find out how the UK is catching up with the rest of the world by taking the hassle out of not only finding land, but making it buildable
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
Most architects shine at design, while others also excel at construction detailing or project management. Architect Neil Turner draws on his many years’ experience to help you assess this key member of your project team
There are several options when it comes to selecting a designer for your new home — here we take a look at what a Chartered Architectural Technologist could do for you
If you are looking to buy a building plot, follow this checklist to make sure you are well informed before you buy
The Building Regulations have plenty to say about how energy-efficient new homes should be. Paul Hymers explains the essentials
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