Snagging, says Bob Branscombe, is paramount in ensuring your new home is fit for purpose and it’s vital that you establish a robust snagging process early
For those who favour traditional homes over contemporary, this gallery of beautiful projects is sure to provide plenty of inspiration
From managing the neighbours to clearing up the site ready for the next subcontractor, Mark Brinkley explains what you need to know if you decide to project manage your self build
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
An unloved brownfield site could be the perfect spot for your self build, as long as you understand what you’re taking on
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