A radical transformation

When a north London family required an extensive redevelopment for their Edwardian detached home, they approached Robert Hirschfield Architects...

Self-builder discusses how he financed his project

Architect and first-time self-builder, Damon Ball, has created a picturesque new home in the Vale of White Horse. Here, we uncover the ins and outs of how he budgeted...

Increase your property's value with oak

Choosing to build with oak is usually a matter of taste. We love it for its strength, raw beauty and warmth. There simply is nothing like a traditionally-designed oak framed...

How to design a bathroom in a period property

According to Helen Shaw, Marketing Manager at Roper Rhodes, good planning is key when it comes to designing the bathroom...

Crown unveils the colour palettes that are trending within the home

Crown Colour Specialist Kathryn Lloyd passes on her knowledge and passion for colour...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

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.
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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.
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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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