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
If you are looking to buy a building plot, follow this checklist to make sure you are well informed before you buy
Undertaking a soil survey before starting on site could save you thousands in the long run, says Project Manager for Potton’s Passivhaus build, Brent Ackerman
An unloved brownfield site could be the perfect spot for your self build, as long as you understand what you’re taking on
Many self-builders are unaware that their plot comes with restrictive covenants that limit what or even whether they can build on the land. David Snell explains what to look out for.
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
Don’t buy a plot without first establishing that it has workable, lawful access. David Snell explains the implications of visibility splays
Explore the types of self build plots available and discover how you might be able to find a gem if you look beyond the obvious
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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