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
While timber frame enjoys a lot of hype in the self-build market, masonry has not yet had its day. Mark Brinkley weighs up the options
David Snell reveals the best ways to ensure you end up spending what you had originally intended on your project
Sustainability expert Tim Pullen explains the pros, cons and costs — and why a MVHR system is essential to an airtight home
Anyone carrying out major work to their home would be a fool to ignore the need for adequate insurance, says David Snell
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