Ahead of the curve

If you’re looking for an eco-build holiday let, as a prospective builder or visitor, this couldn’t really tick many more boxes. High-tech passive house, Bumble Barn, is...

Rental business opens new chapter for family in Yorkshire

Richard and Debbie Heyes, a couple in their 50s who have worked for the past...

The sky’s the limit for renovation opportunities

Here Sabahudin Medic, Operations Director at Roof Maker, explores the increasing role rooflights and glazing systems are playing in renovation projects and the...

A guide to Balau timber decking

You’ve completed your self-build or renovation, so now it’s time to turn your attention to the surrounding landscape. One low maintainance solution is to...

The hidden benefits of pocket doors

As the number of first-time buyers hits the highest levels in over a decade, combined with a major decrease in the size of the average new build home – it’s no...

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You’ve done your numbers but adding an architect’s fee to your self-build project may seem extravagant and uneconomical. After all, the whole point is to save money, right? If you have a vision of creating your dream home from scratch, appointing an architect could actually save you time and money in the long run. Saint-Gobain explores further.
For many people in the UK, owning a home is not only a sound investment but the opportunity to put down permanent roots, create stability and modify surroundings to personal taste and style. Here, Rex Nye, from NYEs Building Supplies, provides five reasons why you should consider building your own home.
At the project outset, careful consideration will undoubtedly be given to the project’s feasibility and it’s quite likely you have allowed an element of contingency in the budget for unexpected costs. In this article, Protek looks at some of the risks you face that may extend way beyond that contingency. The insurance specialist also looks at how you identify...
Japanese knotweed is no longer the deal-breaker it once was, with almost a third (32%) of British adults who are aware of Japanese knotweed prepared to go ahead and purchase an affected property, but at a reduced price, according to new YouGov research commissioned by Environet UK.