The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was a huge burden to self builders, so it is important to know why it was introduced and how to ensure you are exempt
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
Barbara Jones, an expert on building with straw bale, explains why this natural, strong and thermally efficient material could be a cost-effective choice for your self build or extension project
Learn more about cross laminated timber: an innovative build material that produces airtight, well-insulated homes that are weathertight in days
Using a single company to manage the design and build of your new home is highly attractive, but makes the choice of supplier all the more critical
While there are obvious benefits to living in a national park, area of outstanding natural beauty or conservation area, obtaining planning for a building project in one comes with its own complexities
If you’re keen on bringing the outside in, check out these genius design ideas for how you can do it, whatever your project
A comprehensive list of essential self build resources and tools that will be invaluable to self builders (and renovators too)
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