All you need to create the perfect outdoor living space to enjoy the sun’s rays this summer

i-build highlights everything you need to host the perfect exterior space for your...

What rainwater system is best for your self-build?

From fascias and soffits to gutters, i-build delves into the minds of some of the UK’s best rainwater system suppliers and manufacturers...

All your underfloor heating queries addressed by some of the industry’s finest

The benefits of opting for underfloor heating are never-ending...

Architect’s interest in low-energy technologies shine through in self-build

As an Architect, Michael Montgomery has always had the desire to design and build...

Self-builder achieves lifelong dream of building his own home in north Cornwall

Marzouk Al-Bader has always been passionate about architecture and design...

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Contracts and Legalities

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales. Monies from CIL can help local authorities deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area, such as travel improvements and schools. Here, Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director of Planning...
There are a number of considerations to take into account before undertaking piling work, but it’s also important to realise that it could have an impact on your self-build insurance. Andrew Reardon, Senior Selfbuild Account Handler at self-build insurance policy expert ProAktive Selfbuild, explains more.
As a homeowner undertaking project works, insurance is probably the last thing on your mind, but making sure you have the right cover in place is absolutely vital. Andrew Boldt, Managing Director of Insurance Tailors, explains more.
If you are an owner of a listed property or are thinking of buying one, you might have a number of questions but are unsure who to ask or where to turn for advice. Here, The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC) experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions from their members.

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