How one Derbyshire couple successfully restored their 1000-year-old corn mill

Robert Griffiths and his wife Hilary had been living within their eight-acre development...

How gutters and downpipes can complement a timeless design

In the world of self-build, one of the challenges of selecting and specifying...

Roofing and cladding system enables homeowner to separate the old and the new

The clever use of Catnic’s SSR2 standing seam roofing and cladding system has...

Adding space to properties with basement conversions

Basement conversions are a great way to add space to properties where outdoor...

Top tips for taking the stress out of the moving process

Your self-build home is finally complete, but now you face the arduous task of...

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New YouGov research suggests a high level of anxiety around Japanese knotweed and alarming levels of misinformation.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new topic. In fact, it has been a discussion point for decades and the first smart appliance, a toaster, was actually connected to the internet back in 1989, writes Steve Mansour, Chief Executive Officer at CRL.
If you’re planning a self-build, whether a first-timer or an experienced hand, you’ll need funding in place to drive your home-building project through its various stages, and the chances are that at least part of that funding will come in the form of a mortgage, says Rachel Pyne, Operations Director at BuildLoan.
Did you know it is vital that appropriate cover is obtained for listed homes as general insurance providers may only provide enough cover for a minimal ‘standard’ rebuild, leaving you to finance the shortfall should the worst happen?

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