Christine and David Wetherell self built a modern, energy efficient home in Chesire that doesn’t require gas central heating thanks to its fabric first approach
A healthy home makes both the physical and mental wellbeing of those living in it a priority. Follow these eight steps to give your project plans a health check-up
Whatever the style of your house or size of project, these innovative ideas are sure to create a greater connection to a garden
A good building contract protects both you and your builder, setting out key responsibilities for a dispute-free build. Here’s what you need to know
Fabric first is an approach to building a home that has gained traction with architects in recent years. We explore what it means, how it’s achieved and why it may be the future of our homes...
After some dormer windows? This design feature can be tricky to get right, yet, done well, dormers are ideal for creating spacious loft conversions
Eco homes are as beautiful as they are environmentally friendly, as these stunning and sustainable home designs demonstrate
Planning Hub Plots in designated areas, such as an AONB or Conservation Area, hold strong appeal to self builders - but can you actually get permission from the local planners to build?
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