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
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
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
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
Snagging, says Bob Branscombe, is paramount in ensuring your new home is fit for purpose and it’s vital that you establish a robust snagging process early
From managing the neighbours to clearing up the site ready for the next subcontractor, Mark Brinkley explains what you need to know if you decide to project manage your self build
Doing it all (or as much as possible) yourself, is a way to make big savings on your self build. It also means you know your home inside and out, and have the pride of having built a house
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