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
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.
Having mains electricity on site for your self build as early as possible is a definite bonus (and is essential for some stages of the process). Read on to find out who to contact, how much it will cost and what issues you might encounter
Condensation is a problem in both period properties and newer homes, but what causes it and what can be done to prevent it?
Find out what you need to know about ground source heat pumps with our ultimate beginner’s guide — including how last April’s improved Renewable Heat Incentive could benefit you
Where do you start if the central heating in your home is dated — or non-existent? Natasha Brinsmead takes you through the options for sorting it out
Find out when rewiring is necessary and the building regulations related to wiring work and electrics
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