Notorious for holding up projects for months and demanding fancy new accommodation, bats need consideration during most projects. Jason Orme explains the process and how to minimise disruption
The complete plot finding guide. Includes advice on land agencies, planning departments, estate agents, land banking and much more
Follow this guide to house demolition if your perfect plot has already been developed and features an existing dwelling that is beyond salvation
Choosing a heating system for your self build or renovation project is a key decision, but where do you start? We explain all in this in-depth guide
There is a lot of confusion amongst self builders surrounding the concept of warranties — what are they and how do they differ from Building Control?
If you’ve ever experienced the stress of domestic noise pollution, you’ll understand why the Building Regs set out clear requirements for soundproofing. We look at what you need to know to keep you (and your neighbours) happy
If you’re thinking about fitting, altering or replacing an external flue or chimney or installing a new woodburning stove, read on for our essential guide to complying with the Building Regulations
Where there’s money involved, it’s all too easy to get burnt when building or renovating a home. Veteran self-builder David Snell offers his inside tips to dealing with builders
Today over half of all self-builders are choosing to knock down and start again. Here we look at what’s involved — and explain why it might be the right route for your project
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