Doing it all (or as much as possible) yourself, is a way to make big savings on your self build. It also means you know your home inside and out, and have the pride of having built a house
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
If you’re short on time and self build experience, it would be worth considering the package route for your project
Turning your designs for a new home into a tangible form means making a decision on how it will be built. Here we break down the options available
How do you act like a builder and get the best prices from your materials suppliers or merchants? Peter Eade explains
Take a look at these homes that show you don’t have to compromise on looks to build to the Passivhaus standard
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.
Ordering the wrong quantities can cost you £1,000s in wasted spend over the course of a project. Peter Eade reveals the secrets of professional measuring
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