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
The complete plot finding guide. Includes advice on land agencies, planning departments, estate agents, land banking and much more
David Snell introduces the different types of plot, including infill, replacement, backland and brownfield and explains what to do once you’ve found your perfect plot
Today over half of all self-builders are choosing to knock down and start again. Mark Stevenson and Michael Holmes look at what’s involved — and explain why it might be the right route for your project
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