Updating a Childhood Home

When Vic and Heidi Daniels embarked on a home renovation for Vic’s childhood home, they placed open-plan living at the very heart of the brief.

How to: Find the Right Building Plot

Are you struggling to find a self-build site that meets all your needs? Perhaps you’re finding it tough to know where to start?

How to Get the Perfect TV Media Wall

TV Media walls are all the rage, and you’ll no doubt have seen them flooding the interior design and self-build world.

A Homeowner’s Guide to U-values

At first glance, U-values seem very complicated to understand but they don’t need to be.

The Self-Build Diaries: Graeme & Amanda Hogg

For Scottish husband and wife Graeme and Amanda Hogg, creating a home that met the needs of busy family life was at the top of their wish list when looking to move.

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

Are you struggling to find a self-build site that meets all your needs? Perhaps you’re finding it tough to know where to start? This month, to offer a helping hand, we’ve talked to Peter Johns, Research Director at plotbrowser.com. Here, Peter reveals his top tips on finding the perfect plot to build your very own dream home.
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Does the new Paragraph 80 mean it will be easier to build your dream home in the open countryside? Kris Baxter, Founder & Creative Director of Studio 11 Architecture, investigates.
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Developing property – whether that be commercial or domestic – is a legal minefield, one whose complexities aren’t always easy to navigate. The intricacies of the planning world have not only left many self-builders and developers frustrated in the past, but worse than that, out of pocket, too. After all, when it comes to self-builds, it’s...
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Verity Lovelock of BBD Architects, a renowned Hampshire practice that specialises in bespoke residential design, provides a step-by-step guide to get you started on your self-build or renovation.
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