With summer around the corner, homeowners are looking to spruce up their gardens, so they’re ready to enjoy the warmer weather. Many will also be looking to clean up or replace their fencing. However, the…
Published in i-scape
Homeowners thinking about making improvements to their property whilst stuck indoors can consider a range of enhancements to improve and maximise available space, including conservatories, orangeries and solid roof extensions.
If you’re planning a self-build, whether a first-timer or an experienced hand, you’ll need funding in place to drive your home-building project through its various stages, and the chances are that at least part of…
Welsh Oak Frame has welcomed the latest developments in the push towards getting the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill ...
Published in Structural elements
Most self-builders will come up against at least one unexpected building guideline that they might not have considered prior to planning. Here, i-build outlines the Code of Practice for the sustainable use of soils on…
Skylights are a light-enhancing feature that are rapidly gaining popularity for home-builders and enhancers, however regulations can sometimes limit grand plans. Here, i-build identifies key permission considerations for installing skylights.
A recent survey has revealed that unlucky Brits have squandered more than £185m at the hands of rogue traders in the past 12 months. Trade verification expert Checkatrade offers advice for spotting cowboy traders before…
With roughly two out of three self-builders needing a mortgage to see their project through, i-build takes a look at how self-build mortgages work and the finance products available in today’s marketplace.
There has been an influx of good news for the home-building industry as the Government continues to help aspiring self-builders.
Buying a plot without residential planning permission is a risk, but buying a plot that has been previously refused planning permission no less than six times, including one at appeal, may be considered utter madness...
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