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
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
Sustainability expert Tim Pullen explains the pros, cons and costs — and why a MVHR system is essential to an airtight home
Why investing a little bit more time and effort in researching your new heating system (boiler and controls) can pay off enormously
Don’t buy a plot without first establishing that it has workable, lawful access. David Snell explains the implications of visibility splays
Comprehensive tender documents are key to achieving competitive prices for a build. But what should a tender pack contain? Bob Branscombe explains and we include a handy template tender letter
Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with your architect is a really important part of a build project – avoid these phrases if you want to stay on good terms
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