Need to find the answers you’re looking for? Below are the questions that we published at the National Homebuilding & Renovating show, but if you have a question or think you may be able to help other self-builders and renovators by answering their questions, please visit our Q&A section.

Below are the questions from the Show, click on the question to find the answer:

1. Where do I get a warranty from?

2. Can we reclaim VAT on our conversion?

3. Does building a basement need planning?

4. How do we begin our project?

5. Can we open up our existing fireplace?

6. How much will my project cost exactly? – This question can be answered by visiting our MyBuildingProject.co.uk site which offers a comprehensive estimating service.

7. Roughly how much will my project cost?

8. Where can I find a local builder? Homebuilding & Renovating offer a FREE Find a Builder service on our MyBuildingProject.co.uk site.

9. Where can I find a plot of land for sale? Plotfinder.net is a service offered by the Publishers of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine.

10. What is an Idigbo? Just for fun, taken from our Bluffer’s Guide, the answer is a yellowish tropical hardwood.

11. What is a Flange? Just for fun, taken from our Bluffer’s Guide, the answer is a projecting metal lip.

12. What is a Bullnose? Just for fun, taken from our Bluffer’s Guide, the answer is a variety of hanging tile

13. What is a Hornbeam? Just for fun, taken from our Bluffer’s Guide, the answer is a variety of hard white wood

14. What is a Dais? Just for fun, taken from our Bluffer’s Guide, the answer is a raised platform

15. Where can I find a renovation property for sale? Plotfinder.net is a service offered by the Publishers of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine.

16. How do I receive FREE email alerts when building plots come onto the market? Plotfinder.net is a service offered by the Publishers of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine.

17. Where can I find house plans to get inspiration for my project?

18. How can I finance my self-build project?

19. What are CIL’s