The Self Build Diaries: Oliver and Vickey Nolan

Vickey talks to i-Build about the issues the pair encountered when it came to planning and how they managed to complete the build in an outstanding six-month timeframe.

A Guide to Polished Concrete Flooring

While it has long been associated with commercial projects, polished concrete has become increasingly popular in residential properties.

How to Choose the Right Bricks for Your New Home

Bricks come in hundreds of shapes, sizes, materials, colours and finishes. So how do you choose the right type of brick for your new home or refurbishment project?

Barn Life

Fifield Barn is part of a Grade II Listed building complex which has been regenerated into new homes over the years.

Considering a Greenhouse to Grow Your Own?

If you’re thinking about purchasing a glasshouse or greenhouse for the first time but you don’t know where to start, Hartley Botanic has provided the answers.

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

In this article, Verity Lovelock of BBD Architects, a renowned Hampshire practice that specialises in bespoke residential design, reveals the five key questions to ask when appointing an architect.
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In this article, Max Mace, Managing Director of NM Finance, looks at the raft of competitive and innovative self-build mortgages that have come to the market post-pandemic.
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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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