Paying close attention to the structure, insulation and coverings of flat roof extensions is key to building a low-maintenance, leak-free and durable roof, says chartered surveyor Ian Rock
If you’re considering building with structural insulated panels, also known as SIPs, take a look at these seven projects to get an idea of the scope of design possibilities
Building foundations can often be the most perilous element of a building project for even the most seasoned of self builders. Follow this step-by-step guide to set them out successfully
A potent mix of open plan living, tall ceilings, lots of glass and hard floors – not to mention our children staying around longer – means noise is an issue that needs addressing in extension or self build projects. Mark Brinkley explains
Unstable ground? Clay soil? Trees? Sloping land? ‘Difficult’ sites can quickly become expensive to build on. Surveyor Ian Rock provides solutions for even the most problematic of plots
Not only can injected damp treatments be a waste of money, they can also do untold damage when applied to homes that don’t need them
The world of self build and renovation is often filled with technical jargon which can be anxiety-inducing for those planning their first projects. Here we explain the Shou Sugi Ban wood charring technique
The roof is essential when it comes to the overall look of your home – get it wrong, and it’d be very costly to rectify. Follow this guide to make the right roofing choice for your project
A quick guide to the different types of roof coverings; from tiled and metal variants to thatched and green roof options
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