The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was a huge burden to self builders, so it is important to know why it was introduced and how to ensure you are exempt
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
Buying the right plot is the first vital step on your self build journey. HB&R’s panel of experts have put their heads together to offer the ultimate collection of advice to start you off on the right path
Using a single company to manage the design and build of your new home is highly attractive, but makes the choice of supplier all the more critical
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
An architect will have one of the most significant impacts on your project, but how do you choose the right one for your project? We explain how to begin your search
A comprehensive list of essential self build resources and tools that will be invaluable to self builders (and renovators too)
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the stages of building a timber frame post and beam home, from choosing a plot to working with the supplier on a design
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