Design guru Kevin McCloud talks to i-build about all things self-build and provides you with his priceless knowledge and advice.

If you’re thinking about embarking on a self-build project outside the limits of the UK’s main urban areas, there’s a good chance you won’t have access to the mains sewage network.

A beautiful bath has become a real statement piece for many interior designs. It should be the focal point of your brand-new self-build bathroom but which style should you invest in? Here, i-build takes a look at the options to help you make a decision.

When looking for a new roller garage door you will probably already have seen there is an enormous choice in the UK, and if you look quickly, they may all seem to look pretty much the same, right?

Whatever stage of self-build you are at, the chances are that you are finding the process of designing and building to be challenging, and the technicalities daunting. Many self-builders actually project manage their contractors, as opposed to building the home hands-on. With this in mind, it can be frustrating when…

When Marie Christine Hughes and her husband moved into their Victorian detached property in West Norwood 12 years ago, they knew they wanted to add an extension to make more room.

The fundamental contributor to the success of your self-build project is the project management approach that you adopt. The term self-build means so many different things to different people, as every self-builder has different motivations, constraints, resources and involvement.

An 1800s cottage and barn conversion in rural mid-Norfolk has swapped expensive electric fires for energy-efficient ground source heating from renewable heating expert, Finn Geotherm.

As a self-builder, it’s likely that you will be looking for ways to save space, or make building as easy as possible while you undertake your project. An easy and convenient heating solution may be high on your priority list, and nothing says convenience like a gas fire.

The owners of this house moved to Jersey when they retired, buying an impressive chateaux-style property with exceptional views across the splendid bay. The kitchen however, situated at the back of the house, was shut off from that view. To remedy this, the layout was changed entirely, moving a staircase…

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