Is air conditioning worth it in the UK? We look at the types of systems available, how much they cost and the important factors you need to consider to decide if it’s right for you
Brick houses are a firm favourite among self-builders and extenders — find out how can you make the most of this material
The National Planning Policy Framework helps councils to make planning decisions, and it’s just undergone a major shake-up
Structural insulated panels are a modern method of construction that can be used for self builds and extensions. Learn more in our complete guide to SIPs
Underfloor heating is an effective way to heat your space. From how much it costs to the practicalities of installation, this guide outlines what you need to know
Brownfield sites can inspire wonderfully creative design solutions — take a look at these incredible self-builds
How much does it cost to build a house? A simple question with a complex answer. Our experts break down the variables and offer up the average price per square metre
Aluminium windows are one of the most popular features specified for both new homes and renovations. Read our ultimate guide for everything you need to know.
Planning permission is a tough, but necessary part of most builds. In our complete guide, we explore everything you need to know
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