Effective ventilation is essential for a healthy home — and can help prevent problems such as condensation and mould. Here are the options that are available to you
A welcoming driveway sets the tone for the rest of your home. Mark Brinkley and Tim Pullen explain how to get it right
There is a lot of confusion amongst self builders surrounding the concept of warranties — what are they and how do they differ from Building Control?
The Georgian style is one of the most popular design styles for self builders. Classic in appearance, it looks simple to achieve, but it’s also easy to get wrong
Building a stud wall can be a bit fiddly — but, with our guide, should be a job you do not have to rely on the professionals for
Basements create amazing spaces if well designed and executed. We explain how to ensure your new basement is fully waterproofed and fit for purpose
Continuing our series examining build costs, serial self-builder David Snell looks at on-site drainage — with a complete cost breakdown and advice on how to reduce costs.
Homebuilding & Renovating experts reveal how to cut your build costs when taking on a self build or renovation project
There are more ways than ever to build a roof structure – some quicker and easier than others. Mark Brinkley explains the various options, including the flat, curved, panellised and trussed roof variations
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