The new planning changes add clarity to the clauses self builders must meet to build in the countryside
One self builder’s misfortune is a lesson for all about the strict requirements for claiming Community Infrastructure Levy exemption
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
Bifold doors are one of the best ways to open up a house and fill it with natural light — our bifold guide will help you choose the right doors for your home.
Bob Branscombe, a professional project manager, explains what it is he actually does… and why a professional PM might be the most important person on your project
A Georgian style house built well exudes elegance and visual simplicity. Here's how to embrace Georgian architecture when building a home
Achieving a garage design that’s practical, spacious and beautiful requires careful consideration - here's what you need to know
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