The British climate can throw a variety of types of weather at us from the Atlantic, sometimes bringing large amounts of rainfall. Many gardens in the UK suffer from poor drainage, so if your garden…
Published in Project Inspiration
With more people than ever before planning a new build or self-build, making sure you stay the right side of Building Regulations is vital if you want to avoid any potentially expensive and time-consuming problems…
Published in Project Inspiration
At the Right to Build Expo Exeter, the Right to Build Task Force announced that Teignbridge District Council and its GESP partners are to trial a new custom- and self-build evidence tool for planners.
The contaminated land regime in the UK is set out in a number of documents which outline a framework – or process flow, if you like. Much like assessing a risk in health and safety,…
Published in Viewpoint
You have found the site or renovation project of your dreams and are keen to get started. The last thing you need are delays with processing your planning application. Here Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director at…
Published in Viewpoint
Building your dream forever home is an exciting prospect and one that the Potters looked forward to. WeberHaus helped them to design and build their stunning, post-retirement house on their own land, to suit their…
Published in Structural elements
Stefan Weisshuhn, Architect and Head of WeberHaus UK – premium, prefabricated homes specialist – explains how the design and build of your own home should be future-proofed to remain perfect for you and your lifestyle…
Published in Project Inspiration
Self-build projects account for 7 to 10% of new housing in England each year (around 12,000 homes); a figure dwarfed by 80% in Austria and 60% in France. Barriers to self-build in England include; lack…
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales. Monies from CIL can help local authorities deliver infrastructure to…
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 going to be the best way to achieve their criteria.
Published in Sustainable Living
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