Five steps to self-build success

If you want a trouble-free route to creating your own bespoke home, follow these essential tips to ensure success, says BuildStore’s Rachel Pyne...

Combining old and new to create a smart home

As the owner of home technology company, Clever Association, Richard Jones knows all too well the increasing trend towards ‘smart’ living...

Couple achieves Canadian-inspired home

When in search of a comfortable, healthy, bespoke and energy-efficient home, Aberdeenshire couple Vic Kirwan and Teresa Green felt that a self-build was...

The benefits of rooflights

With an abundance of skylight options available on the market, it may be proving difficult for some self-builders to select the correct one for their self-build...

Crafting your dream garden

Malcolm Gough, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Natural Paving Products (UK), explains how to make the most of your outdoor space...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

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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New research carried out by The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has revealed that about 18,000 people have signed up to local authority custom and self-build registers to exercise their ‘Right to Build’.
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David Brown, Managing Director at Folk2Folk, a peer-to-peer lending company, explains how peer-to-peer finance is supporting property developers.
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The complexities of insurance can be intimidating for many in the construction industry and it is easy to see why. In this article, Steve Mansour, Group CEO of construction insurance specialist CRL, explains the ins and outs of structural defects insurance for house-building projects.
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