SIPs (or structural insulated panels) are fast becoming the go-to choice for low-energy homes. This guide explains what they are, and why they might be right for your self build project
What options do you have for the internal walls of your self build, and how do you choose? And, how do you check whether an existing wall in your renovation is loadbearing or not? We answer these questions and more
Whether you are self building or renovating, if your property has a chimney you’re going to want to ensure that it is in the best working order
If you would like to turn your loft into habitable space, it must be insulated to current Building Regulations. Here we explain how to insulate a loft
External wall insulation needn’t just be a last resort for those with solid walls. Tim Pullen explains the benefits and issues
Project manager Oliver Steele-Perkins explains what you should consider when it comes to adding another storey to your home
Glazing can make or break a home design. Here’s what to consider in style, cost, material and efficiency, plus expert top tips with a picture gallery to inspire
Choosing the right glazing is a big investment in a homebuilding so if you’re considering triple glazed windows, here is our advice on deciding if they are worth it
Timber frame is an increasingly popular choice for self builders and homeowners extending their homes. Here we explain everything you need to know
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