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
There are plenty of ways to add more space to your home without breaking the bank. Here’s how to build an extension for less
Almost all properties have some potential for renovation — the key is assessing design and financial potential before committing. Here's what you need to know
Where to live during a major renovation or self build is a key decision to make before starting a building project. Here we explore one of the most cost-effective options — living on site in a caravan
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
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