The right option for self build project management is one of the first steps in building your own home. We look at the various approaches and the types of self builders they suit best
There's a lot of preparation needed before you start on the site of your new home - here are the five absolute essentials
Planning Hub We explain the implications of designing a home in a conservation area and how to carefully plan your application
Planning Hub Don’t overlook the attached planning conditions in the euphoria of gaining planning approval. Failure to discharge conditions can invalidate the permission for your build — ignore them at your peril!
PLANNING HUB The Community Infrastructure Levy could be a potential pitfall for self-builders. Here’s all you need to know to apply for self build CIL exemption
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
Think you can't afford to build your own home? It might just be time to reconsider — our expert guide explains how to build a house on even the tightest of budgets
On the hunt for a new house project and wondering how to assess a home for renovation? Our complete guide shows you how to spot key design and financial potential before you buy
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