Husband and wife team create home of their dreams

Little did Nic Downs and Carolyn Merrifield realise that when they saw a garden plot for sale down a cul-de-sac in leafy Cyncoed, Cardiff...

Changes to MCS guidelines

The recent changes made to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) may be mind-boggling for many self-builders looking to benefit from...

How Marc Curtis of UK-based Living Unplugged built a panel shed on a budget

Here Marc Curtis, of UK-based Living Unplugged, a team passionate about helping...

A look at Tom and Nicola Webb’s timber frame self-build project

Tom and Nicola Webb’s second self-build project provided the perfect...

It was always Terry and Mickey’s dream to build a home on land they owned behind their house

It was Terry and Mickey’s dream to build a home on land they owned behind...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

Having worked in the construction industry for 15 years, John Scarff had been involved with a number of self-build projects and had always longed to complete a build of his own, though the time was never quite right.
A property purchase is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make, and when that property is listed you need to take extra care to ensure that it is properly insured. Here, The Listed Property Owners’ Club helps decode insurance cover and terminology.
Here Steve Mansour, Chief Executive Officer at CRL, gives self-builders, home renovators and new-build homeowners an insight into the longevity of the average new-build home.
New YouGov research suggests a high level of anxiety around Japanese knotweed and alarming levels of misinformation.

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