Comprehensive tender documents are key to achieving competitive prices for a build. But what should a tender pack contain? Bob Branscombe explains and we include a handy template tender letter
Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with your architect is a really important part of a build project – avoid these phrases if you want to stay on good terms
The complete plot finding guide. Includes advice on land agencies, planning departments, estate agents, land banking and much more
If your perfect plot has already been developed and features an existing dwelling that is beyond salvation, follow this guide to demolishing a house
David Snell introduces the different types of plot, including infill, replacement, backland and brownfield and explains what to do once you’ve found your perfect plot
Timber frame houses are increasingly popular with the self build crowd. Here we showcase 14 of the best timber frame projects in the UK for a healthy dose of inspiration for your own dream home
ICF has been the next big thing in walling systems for a long time. Mark Brinkley discovers that it’s much more than ‘the Lego of build systems’
What’s the best way to finish internal walls and ceilings? Mark Brinkley looks at the main options and their cost — and explains how to make the right decision for your home
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