A look at how one self-builder created a contemporary open-plan home

David Rodgers and his wife Elizabeth fancied an outdoor living style and self-building...

Joe Stuart talks i-build through the process of creating his compact new-build

Small may be beautiful, but it isn’t always easy. In fact, creating a compact new-build...

Getting thrifty with space: convenience with a cavity wall gas fire

As a self-builder, it’s likely that you will be looking for ways to save space...

Martin Moore rearrange a kitchen to include stunning views

The owners of this house moved to Jersey when they retired, buying an...

Aiming higher than the regulations: a guide for self-builders

Internal partitions are an essential component of your building fabric but they are...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

A recent tax tribunal case highlighted the point of completion of a new-build project in relation to self-builder VAT claims. It noted that it is not necessarily the date on the Certificate of Completion which represents a building project as being finished. Here Paul Jefferson, Associate at Whiting & Partners, explains what you need to look out for....
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.

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