01 Dec 2017
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, the overarching theme is risk assessment. It’s exactly the same as a health and safety…

Two months after acquiring planning permission for a three-bedroom detached premanufactured home, 23-year-old Holly Thomson reached out to i-build to discuss the challenging process she underwent when obtaining consent for her build.

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 Planning Portal, offers guidance on making a successful application first time.

The Passivhaus standard is one of the fastest-growing energy standards in the world, and often dubbed the gold standard of energy efficiency and indoor comfort. There are currently over 65,000 Passivhaus buildings worldwide. Here, the Passivhaus Trust explains why all self-builders should be striving for the Passivhaus standard.

27 Jul 2017
A new market report, that is the largest of its kind, has revealed that the self- and custom-build industry is growing at a rate of 6.25% year on year, marking its third consecutive annual spike. At its current pace, the sector is estimated to reach 16,500 housing completions by 2020.

If you’re looking for a self-build opportunity, securing a plot will be top of your list – but where should you start your search? BuildStore’s Raymond Connor investigates.

If you want to own a unique and attractive property that suits your family’s needs and is worth more than you paid to construct it, then self-building could be ideal for you, says Rachel Pyne at BuildStore.

BuildStore’s Rachel Pyne discusses why renovation projects are so successful and explains the best way to fund your next venture.

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 and financed the development.

If you want to create your own bespoke home, custom-building could be for you, and the UK has a wealth of interesting new developments, says Tom Connor from Custom Build Homes.

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